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Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...wall with low-dust drywall compound and zero VOC paint , and if you want a pre-finished formaldehyde-free wall panel you could try Columbia here . What was the ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

If the foundation wall has tyvek wrap will it trap moisture?

...walls. How far along are you with finshing the walls? If there is no drywall on it yet you would be best to remove all the poly barrier so the walls can dry out...

Posted by Hos Boss March 9, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...wall to do. We don’t have phone support but you can learn about how a wall works in this video – Building science made easy for high performance energy effici...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

How do you support windows and doors when mounting them mid-insulation in a wall?

...wall, so the windows were pretty much ‘mid’ insulation but the weight was seated on the framed wall, and the window boxes where only to support the insulation a...

Posted by mark ward Oct. 11, 2021, 5:35 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...wall and your insulation, in fact it can cause big problems. You’re best to put it right against the wall. See more here on this page – Why are Basements Mold...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...wall would be a proper air barrier and avoiding thermal bridging in the wall assembly. Those links will give you a good starting point, and to really get your h...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...wall with a uniform thickness might not be quicker, stronger and cost effective overall - see this article about how to insulate external walls of an existing h...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Questions regarding Gabion wall basket?

...walls used for landscaping as retaining walls would not need to be as robust as a wall that would have any safety implications such as high walls in public spac...

Posted by Jan Simms Sept. 16, 2021, 10:10 a.m. Landscaping 1 Responses

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...Walls need to be able to dry, so anytime you are adding to a wall its best to make sure that you only use products that are vapor permeable. Here is our page on...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...walls were just about touching the block walls and had no barrior between them. I now am going to put 4 new walls up (same as before 3 exterior, 1 dividing). I ...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is your experience and thoughts on pre-fab wall assemblies?

...wall construction methods like ICF, Double stud wall, and pre-built wall assemblies. What can you tell me about your experience with pre-built assemblies? Are t...

Posted by Shaun B Nov. 12, 2019, 4:16 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU) foundation wall, I would...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Can you use polyiso insulation on the exterior of a wall behind cedar siding on the west coast?

...wall assembly. Piggybacking on this thread, would you, Mike, have any suggestions for how to minimize rockwool particles from becoming loose / airborne from ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 28, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Where is the correct vapor barrier location in Chicago?

...walls raise 4.5 feet above grade. The floor joists on top of the wall extend out 30 inches from the foundation wall. There is an overhang, common in a lot of ra...

Posted by Joel Peerson Jan. 31, 2021, 7:31 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...wall) would this be the best solution? I am prepared to live with unfinished basement walls. If I chose to finish the walls, could I refinish with drywall only ...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Do I need a standard 6 mil poly vapor barrier with dense cellulose exterior wall?

...wall insulation. I've opened the wall cavity and plan to use a dense pack cellulose to achieve R-14. The exterior wall is plank sheathing with paper wrap, follo...

Posted by jeff Chormann May 1, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 2 Responses

What ext. wall assembly is recommend for a timber frame house (heavy timber)?

...wall assemblies, but if fire prevention is your concern, I would be looking at things like Metal or stone siding, anything non-combustible. As for insulation, I...

Posted by Heath Jarrett March 10, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do you have a step flashing detail for gyproc sheathed 2nd story wall/garage roof interface?

...wall to roof interface onto the garage gyprock cieling ( water has run down the rafter). Step flashing needs to be nailed to something and of course, you can't ...

Posted by Don Fraser Dec. 5, 2021, 9:39 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses