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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...remove source of issues. Also welcome the best insulation (in Ontario) for cubbies 16", 2-3" thick. Has to be super clean, no off gassing, mold resistent. A...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...removed all the flooring in the finished section, cut and removed the gyprock and insulation three feet off the ground, and disinfected the studs throughout. ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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 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

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall?

...remove the old FB insulation. I would like to replace with R15 Rockwool and about 1" of foam board insulation attached to the stud and seams taped. Then I would...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

Eight years after our house was built, we noticed that the MDF baseboards in our finished basement became discoloured and swollen from potential moisture. We r...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...removed snow from the roof a week earlier, and didnt see much ice.. certainly not ridges or buildup. The occupants use a humidifier three times a week in one ...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses