Space / Discussions

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...space will prevent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air seal is going to co...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...space and increasing your risk of mold forming . Here is our page all about how to insulate a crawl space – Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home co...

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

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...space. I would like to know the correct way to insulate my crawl space regarding vapour barrier and what to do around vents and plumping pipes when installing. ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...space is open, with the exception of a small bathroom. I underestand there is a limit as to how close units can be to eave overhangs. Is the a consultant who co...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...space. And we have a very high water table at 18 inches!!! It is definately a part of my stacking and moisture problem so I will be installing a moisture barrie...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...space a bit, or, I would use that space to add some rigid insulation (which itself will act to slow or stop the inward migration of moisture. Here is our page o...

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

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...space may be one of the easiest and most effective solutions, and if so, then you would be best not to insulate the joists over your head and just heat that spa...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...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 better than sending them to a landf...

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

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump system. I have searched for a reputable HVAC contractor in Vancouver...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...space warm so it becomes part of the conditioned space. Have you already found pages about crawlspace repair on our site? if not, start with this page here – ...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...space for storing seasonal items, water heaters, washers and dryers, etc. Basements are also used as additional living space or for guest rooms, that as well ta...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...space in the basement, what are the suggested steps to reduce the humidity? What should we put on the uninsulated floor as a covering that won't go moldy/smelly...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...space is now wonderful to live in. However, at -40, we experience frost and freezing temperatures on the main floor in the corners of the house. We plan to re...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

How do you calculate window height and location for passive solar heating?

...space, then is there a point in placing thermal mass 5 metres into the living space ? Thank you What you need to find is the hypothenuse , so if you can’t f...

Posted by Daniel Gardener Sept. 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...space or basement? What I mean here relates to the part above the foundation; i.e. the main house and garage construction. 8) Are there any homeowners we can ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

I keep seeing the options out there as pad, crawlspace, and basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a consta...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

I'm looking at installing rigid insulation the exterior of My Double brick 1880s

...space between bricks so we would like to add R20 to the exterior of the house also providing a vapour barrier. A previous owner had taking down the lath and pla...

Posted by Gordon CASWELL Dec. 13, 2019, 11:38 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...space regardless of how you space it, and air spaces are always good to have. But, it is also very important to make it airtight. If you have a Basement wall wi...

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