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Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...wall there is no easy way to get rid of it, so the only solution other than removing the drywall and poly would entail cutting strips out of the drywall and rem...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...walls instead of drywall (new build with plywood exterior sheathing and Tyvek - which will eventually have cedar shingles). What's the best thing to use for air...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

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

...walls - our walls have insulation but it does not seem to be enough. Is insulating from the outside by building out something we should consider exploring with ...

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

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...wall I would then pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I don't know whether these are going...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...walls as well? If so – consider seating the framed walls on foam blocks, so that if there is a flood then you may keep your wood and insulation dry. Also instal...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...wall is drywall with poly vapour barrier, 2x4" framing with fiberglass. The sheathing was 7/16 asphalt sheathing with an exterior stained plywood on top (with b...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...walls with spray foamed 9' walls, vaulted southern kitchen and living room with passive solar window design and 6' overhang on south& west walls. 1 1/2" R 7.5 s...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

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

...wall, to the roof, then re-side the house, and insulate roof. Or insulate inside basement walls, and insulate the roof. What is the best product to proceed with...

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

Can you raise a garage floor?

Our garage floor is almost back alley level, it has retention wall, and inside about 6 inches height from the slab. We like to raise it at least 4 inches! Is i...

Posted by Anwar Chowdhury Jan. 3, 2021, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...wall and not be absorbed in to the stud wall. In a perfect world there would be a way to manage any water that drains down the wall, but that’s a good start. Di...

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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...wall panels and there is a clear plastic barrier then pink fiberglass insulation right on the foundation. The insulation and barrier/plastic sheet are from floo...

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

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...wall and will plate to hopefully help with preventing dampness and further heat loss. Is this recommended? Do I need to put a protective barrier over the rigid ...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...wall directly to the 2x4s? The rectangles with 'X's in them directly to the left of the drywall, are those the strapping, or the 2X4s? If they're the strapping,...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1930s brick house from the outside?

...walls already. One of the easiest methods you will see on that page is Thermal Wall insulation panels, and they can support the weight of Hardie Board siding. D...

Posted by Stephane Marcotte Sept. 2, 2021, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is the best non toxic insulation for a house?

...wall insulation? Thank you There are a lot of natural insulation choices that will not off gas toxic chemicals into your home, here is a page all about it – W...

Posted by Jude Smith Sept. 10, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

...wall that has a lot of moisture and has rotted the studs I see you mentioned to do drywall, studs with mineral wood then 2" of rigid insulation attached to bloc...

Posted by John rodrigues Nov. 27, 2020, 8:50 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...walls inside and out, keep the structure but add insulation to the inside but also the outside of the walls so we don’t lose too much space inside. Do you have ...

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

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...walls are often build the same as above grade walls, which can dry to the outside while a basement wall cannot dry to the outside. This page will help you under...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses