Water Damage / Discussions

How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?

...water damage at the base of the wall. Due to the wall being so close to grade, I worry about water pooling inside the sill of the wall. What is the proper way t...

Posted by Brendon Fraser July 17, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...water damage. Want to have a super durable and safe sealor, probably satin finish most likely. Thank you, Gail The healthiest floor sealer and the easiest to ma...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...damage to basements including situations of high moisture and water damage requires a series of steps. What we are proposing is that you shim walls up slightly ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the most cost effective way to build a rain screen wall assembly?

...water damage to the interior cavity of the wall system. Thanks!

Posted by Jess Glowacki June 22, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...water could lead to rotting joists. My preferred option is to digout the foundation from the outside, repair any damage, waterproof and then insulate from the...

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...water pipe in homes - moisture in the air will condense on plumbing tubes filled with cold water, which can then run down the tubes and lead to water damage ins...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...water damage and flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation will also raise the water table, so it's not a great surprise that it will find its way ...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , like a simple foam...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Which insulation should I use under my cottage?

...water which explains why i was getting some water coming in from the base of them. i was thinking of removing the vynil and installing a water proof bar...

Posted by denis maurier May 3, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...water issues and I've opened up the walls where I found some mould to see that the previous owners installed batt insulation directly onto the concrete wall and...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...water infiltration and damage if there wasn’t a strategy in place to avoid standing water and repel driving rain. Here is our page on window installation with s...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...damage. Exterior siding is basically a rain screen, and it protects the interior surfaces (like your home wrap weather barrier from UV rays. The most common m...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

Is installing a venting skylight to release hot air from my a home a good idea?

...water damage, whether that is due to leaking or condensation on the inside. Have a read on that article and let us know what you think, we are happy to help you...

Posted by Fred Velsen Aug. 28, 2021, 11:10 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...damage – place washing machines and water heaters on a tray with a drain and have easy shut off valves installed, or include a floor drain in your laundry or...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...damage. That is a suggestion we make for cases where there is a history of or risk of flooding and no exterior drain or water protection. See here for info on d...

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

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

...water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carpeting. We don't plan to put carpeting back in but...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...damage , so it can be a bit of a canary in the coal mine in terms of basement moisture damage since it will show damage quicker than solid wood and most other p...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

We are starting construction of our new house shortly, with the basement it will be 3 stories, we will have hot water radiant floor heating on all three levels...

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses