Recycled / Discussions

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...recycled quartz counters etc. If you have chemical sensitivities then your foundation isn't likely the biggest concern (though as mentioned we don' like the i...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Where can I donate all my construction tools/supplies?

I am retired General contractor and moving out of state. I have storages full of tools, supplies and equipments for Electrical, Gardening and construction and ...

Posted by Sam Djam Nov. 30, 2020, 3:54 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...recycled stone dust, that would be our preference.

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...recycled content, reduced chemical content, etc. In our last couple of builds we have used mineral wool insulation (common brand association being Rockwool form...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...recycled. So, we love the new blowing agents, but we still limit the applications we recommend it for due to the inability to re-use or recycle it.

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...recycled mineral wool rigid insulation , read more here – The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam Rockwool isn’t harmed by moi...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...recycled materials. So, the difference is mostly about ease and speed of installation, and PEX has a leg up on that front as the skills needed for a DIY job are...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...recycled content , it handles incidental moisture far better than fiberglass insulation, it has a higher R value per inch than fiberglass and it’s a good for so...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...recycled news print). Here are some other pages on slabs for your interest. Don’t hesitate to write back with more concerns, we love slabs and are happy to ke...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses