Sealant / Discussions

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

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

...sealant because where the SPF meets the joints, the seam is thin and air goes right though the SPF and enters the joints. I'm considering an additional air se...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...sealant by the insulation company while they put that part up. what I'm asking is this ok because by all that I have read now that that isn't a good combo in a ...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...sealant, but I now see that this product is not LEED approved. Thanks for your time reading and any advice you can offer. Hi Wren That is a tough question...

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

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...sealant for radon? And importantly how does this effect or bear upon approaches to floor installtion (eg. if glued or floated)? 2) Engineered flooring install...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...sealant around gaps in the rim joist and sill plate Or Expanding foam? Next would I fill rim joist cavity with Rockwool, then EPS + Drywall? or Just sandwich+se...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...sealants - A bare concrete floor is porous and will stain very easily, it will also continue to add a fine dust to your house through normal wear so if you're p...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Sept. 18, 2020, 3:11 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...sealant and backer rods, and thick sill gaskets underneath the bottom plate of the stud wall. Regarding the smart membrane and how they work – they typically ...

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

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

...sealants and finishes), so they can also adversely affect interior air quality. Our choice would be to use silicate sealants, which are effectively a liquid...

Posted by Steven P. Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

We have in-floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment fl...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses