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How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...remove water droplets from under my crawl space vapor barrier? Water is acculating on the dirt side of the vapor barrier. If I crawlspace has water droplets f...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...remove moisture from the other side of a vapor barrier. Judging by how the builders designed the interior and the fact that it is still wet 15 years later, I wo...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should I remove the plastic sheet in my cellar?

Hi Mike, I've been reading a lot of the posts on your site with interest and have a question about our existing cellar, in the house we just bought. It was bui...

Posted by Justin D'Arcy Dec. 4, 2020, 12:13 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How to improve the water quality in my old Mobile home?

...remove it by aeration . Drinking water with high sulfur isn’t generally considered a health risk , but it’s not fun that’s for sure. The easiest and free way to...

Posted by Ann Meacham Nov. 26, 2020, 7:17 p.m. Drinking water and treatment 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

I’m insulating my basement with 2” of EPS against poured concrete foundation, then framing a 2x4 wall, then adding Rockwool. Unfortunately, due to some areas, ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can an HRV be installed in a condo?

We live on the 2nd floor of a condo high rise which is located quite close to the garbage room and the odours and chemicals make obtaining fresh air from openi...

Posted by Eugene Tam June 29, 2020, 7:42 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

Gosh, do I need help w this one. It's a 1820s house with a largely stone foundation and backed against a small mountain. The "root cellar" with mechanicals and...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...remove them from my garage, no space. No we don't, sorry! But there is a market for used building materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's bett...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...remove the EPS and install a self-adhering WRB on the plywood. Since I have the EPS will I create any problems if I re-install it and add 1 1/2" Rockwool Comfor...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate an exterior wall from the outside?

...remove the board and batten, then remove the old exterior plank wall, if I can just add fiberglass into the wall spaces and is there a product that has some kin...

Posted by Stuart Seldon Feb. 11, 2021, 12:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...remove at which time I want to add rigid insulation and then vinyl siding My questions are the following.... Which rigid insulation would be best for this a...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

So while you're building the wall, you're supposed to remove the concrete foundation and insulate the floor? Isn't that dangerous? What happens if you break up...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...remove the pink insulation to reduce humidity, c) remove the styrofoam boundary from underneath, and d) spray insulation on entire perimeter of plywood skirting...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...remove them. There is no fan in the bathroom and no window. There is a skylight that is not waterproof and it is very humid in summer. Will a dehumidifier help?...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...remove insulation, vapour barrier and drywall on interior basement wall and eventually refinish the interior walls of the basement in a different manner to rect...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...removed so that air can circulate underneath the cabin? If it is best to remove the sheeting what would your suggestion be for insulating the floor from below? ...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...remove radon gas, see more techniques on this page – How to remove Radon Gas from basements and crawlspaces Having radon levels that vary between 3.5 and 6....

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the exterior walls of an older home?

...remove the plaster as it's still in excellent condition. My house goes right to the property line on two sides and the exterior shell is cedar board/insulbrick ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses