Water / Discussions

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...Water Resistive Barrier on top of Plywood? I have heard mixed reviews on Zip Systems as something production builders use since it's easy to install but don't k...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

Im about to put in a solar systerm for my house. I am very interested in the company you spoke about. Thanks! Shelley The arrival of saltwater home solar batte...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

How could I add an exchanger to a house without existing duct work? Do you mean you have hot water radiant heating in your floor and you are asking if you shou...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Will evacuated thermal solar tubes work for a greenhouse in winter?

...water from thermal solar panels. If its an already existing greenhouse and you are looking for heating solutions, you could consider running your heated tubes t...

Posted by Solus Lee Una Feb. 22, 2021, 6:09 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How do I find a contractor to install a permeable walkway and driveway?

...water. The Ecohome Network green building directory will help you find reputable green builders and installers, we are currently in the process of launching it ...

Posted by Mohammad Murtaza Feb. 20, 2021, 2:13 p.m. Permeable laneways and patios 1 Responses

What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

Waste water cannot exit when valve is closed giving a risk of sewage from inside overflowing in basement. Sewer line (Naturally) is below grade and not readily...

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would ...

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

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

...water. theres tyvek then studs and insulation and plastic over top of this, there's moisture and ice and water inside on the insulation. If you mean there is ...

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

Rain being drawn through windows on new build.

...water penetrating the window frames causing water damage inside the house. We observed the incident and it appeared that water was bubbling in through the windo...

Posted by Kylie Bonavia Oct. 1, 2021, 8:27 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which radiant floor heat is best?

...water systems use power to heat the air/water which is not as efficient? That's a question, not a statement. Of the different types of radiant floor heat, the e...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 25, 2020, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...water heat exchanger for heating the hot water tank instead. Is the closed loop system maintained when diverting heat to the air/water heat exchanger for the wa...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...water/water catchment system. Looking for an environmentally friendly kit. Thanks. Tracey We are hoping to be able to deliver high performance prefab kit homes ...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

How would a “passive” or airtight house fare in a flood incident, either from inside (burst water tank) or from outside (like New Brunswick’s spring floods)? ...

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

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

...water if you happen to be on a well, you can read more here – How to Remove Radon Gas from Drinking Water I hope that helps, let me know if we can do more. ...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 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 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

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space?

...water lines would it make sense to curtain that area off and just focus on keeping the side with the water lines warmer.... the cottage is only 670 sq feet.... ...

Posted by Murray Kipp Sept. 17, 2021, 7:35 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...water radiant floor heating on all three levels as our main heat source. We don’t want ceramic or polished concrete, is there a particular type of wood that wor...

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