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Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...wall, along with you saying you weren’t going to seal the wall. If you have a waterproof membrane against the block wall then there is no reason you can’t put t...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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

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

What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?

...walls of new homes and renovations over the last couple of decades. Poly works on above grade walls, but below grade in basements it usually leads to rotting wa...

Posted by Nick Trotta Sept. 20, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 7 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 way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...walls first then decide later to do the whole floor? If I don't want to do the whole thing (floor) is the poly necessary on the wall? I wanted to find out what ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...wall) A couple of days ago one of the units (not sure which) started making a fan-type noise, almost like white noise. It's always been silent till now, so that...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...wall (no windows on this one), intead of from the roof. Thank you! Removing radon gas with sub-slab suction is not something we would call ‘easy’; and our f...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 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

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

Just finished demo on 100 year old house. With the removal of wall panels and the ancient insulation aka 100-years-of-mold, the house is pretty drafty. I want ...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

How to you build a raft slab foundation?

...wall, and how this relates to our choice of foundation. I've been looking at the Legalett kits but I don't think they provide advice on grading. Any advice woul...

Posted by Kate Bottriell Aug. 19, 2021, 5:25 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

Since the recent cold snap our double glazed windows are running with water, every morning it's all over the window sills, running down the wall - in the bathr...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How would you insulate a shipping container house?

...walls of the shipping container. The outside of the wall will be a mix of decorative stone and stucco. I would like your advice on this subject. Climate is warm...

Posted by Randy Moory July 20, 2021, 7:02 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How do you attach steps to slab on grade insulation?

...wall plane. The problems my designer brought up are: 1) the difficulties in either securing flashing over the top and partially down the side of the insulatio...

Posted by Mary Alm Dec. 2, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...wall, sealed with drywall sealer and painted with vapor barrier paint. What problems do you see with this detail? Thank you Polyiso rigid board insulation is ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do know if I have a gas leak ? It's a ventless heater

...wall heater. He claims he smells nothing. I smell it in the house as he installed it and I hear hissing. I no longer have asthma but my lungs have a hard time I...

Posted by Margherita Sewell Jan. 29, 2021, 4:59 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...wall is not insulated at all. And on the bottom of the walls there is a white powder. According to what I am told, the problem is from excess moisture and proba...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

I’m insulating my basement with 2” of EPS against poured concrete foundation, then framing a 2x4 wall, then adding Rockwool. Unfortunately, due to some areas, ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses