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In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside

...rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is that possi...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...insulation in a wall assembly. The best method of wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that yo...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...insulation and before reinstalling new insulation, be sure to do a thorough cleaning. When all the contaminated insulation is removed is the time to find wher...

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

Foam board insulation in basement

...rigid fome to Install two inches of rigid insulation board directly against concrete. A mold expert told me to put the board on top of the framing, not directly...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...rigid insulation panels, and foil faced rigid insulation boards make a great vapor barrier , it's just worth noting the characteristics of any particular produc...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house and I'd like to know which type of insulation you think is best.

...insulation and it’s very easy to add the wrong type, or probably a surprise to some, but the wrong amount. Some rigid board insulations are a vapour barrier, ...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best method/order of insulating rim joists with EPS+batts?

...rigid EPS and see if you can make it continuous with the wall insulation below it. If you install several layers of EPS it will function just like a SIP wall, t...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...rigid insulation on the exterior of a 2x6 wall, so we installed a plywood extension to allow the window to sit solidly, partly over the exterior board insulatio...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...insulation it’s important to do it in a way that doesn’t risk trapping moisture in the wall assembly. An insulation like rigid rock wool (or mineral wool) panel...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

for home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...insulation. Spray foam provides the insulation, vapour barrier as well as an air barrier, so it’s a nice all in one solution, though we would recommend you so...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Durable basement wall insulation techniques

...rigid insulation (which itself will act to slow or stop the inward migration of moisture. Here is our page on basement finishing that may help.

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulati...

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

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a rockwool.

...insulation, and airtightness. Our first suggested assembly for interior basement insulation would be a vapor barrier membrane directly against the concrete bl...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...insulation. Alternatively you could use loose blown cellulose insulation . As for your question about sealing it, that is a very wise idea. You could have a b...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...rigid insulation boards you choose. Our preference would be Rockwool (made of recycled stone dust), as it lets moisture pass through freely and isn’t harmed by ...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

...insulation (where and when it is needed). This is exactly how we would build a slab, so we rely on insulation to protect the building from frost damage rather t...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...insulation as well, then seal it to prevent air leakage. Insulating chimneys from the outside: Cover the entire stack of bricks with a layer of rigid insula...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses
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