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What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...safe sealor, probably satin finish most likely. Thank you, Gail The healthiest floor sealer and the easiest to maintain when damaged by pets and tiny muddy feet...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Will recycled plane insulation pass building regs ? and is it safe to use?

we are building a barn and want to use alternative insulation, I honestly have no idea what recycled plane insulation is, details please and we'd be happy to w...

Posted by lisa Hellewell Nov. 27, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

I like the look of MDF wall tiles for a green-build modern cottage I'm constructing. It also saves wall prep , texturing, layers of painting, dust and all the ...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...safe option or is there something to their "don't fix it if it ain't broke" mindset? Thanks, Drew The advice you were given isn’t wrong, you need to be care...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

What is safer than OSB for someone with multiple chemical sensitivities?

I have had some negative respiratory reactions to OSB building products, I think?? I want to build a new home. Are there safer plywood options? What is the hea...

Posted by Ian Smith April 27, 2020, 1:01 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

In addition, i hear about lithium-ion and magnesium but is there other material with high storage energy? There are different types of battery as you mention, ...

Posted by louis-jacques Wens Dec. 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Electricity 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...safe. I just wanted to pass that on. And as a quick and easy protective measure, if you fill a jug to use as drinking water and give it some time to sit, any ra...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

Where can we buy hurricane proof prefab homes in Florida?

...safe one bedroom homes on the property. Can you suggest a company in South West Florida near Sarrasota Fl that might have some options for us to see? Thanks C...

Posted by Christopher Costas April 29, 2021, 3:21 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...safe or more prone to leaks? And can you transition from copper to the plastic tubes? Plumbing pipes in the past were made of galvanized steel, cast iron or lea...

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

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...safe products actually are.

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

...safe paints, I hope one of those works out for you. Choosing non-toxic paint

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

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

...safe indoor air: Clean indoor air quality Removing dust and moisture from homes Choosing safe paints and finishes Choosing eco-friendly sustainable co...

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

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

...safe for those with chemical sensitivities , so if one existed it would be big news. We can’t say for sure there aren’t any, so if by some chance you are able t...

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...safe than sorry.

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...safe levels, and it will shut the system off when levels have returned to normal. An experienced HVAC installer can set it so the basement is left pressurized, ...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

...safe to assume the garage below won’t be heated? You can thermally separate the two spaces, and yes your stairwell may end up being the more challenging spot an...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

Is insulating an existing home from the outside a good solution?

...safe when we don’t know what is going on inside a wall, is to use Mineral wool insulation. The advantage is that it does not impede the movement of moisture the...

Posted by Cate Prichard June 26, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...safe DIY project) then build a slab and drop it back down. I can’t see how cutting a hole in the floor to pour concrete in would work very well, how would you...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses