Wood walls / Discussions

Does strapping’s nailing jeopardize membrane integrity?

...wood fiberboard with aluminium foil vapor barrier), double 1×3 strapping and v-groove pine planks. – walls are cedar siding, 1×3 strapping, Typar WRB, 1-1/2” wo...

Posted by GUY DUPONT Nov. 26, 2021, 11:12 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Where should I put a vapour retarder?

...walls will be wood paneling attached on the outside of the beams. For the next layer, I am thinking to wrap with vapour barrier. Six to eight inches of rigid ro...

Posted by Jeffrey Connell March 14, 2020, 4:25 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate concrete walls with 2" of EPS, with 2x4 frami...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...walls+concrete blocks+bricks, all part of the same wall assembly? As the bricks that sit atop the concrete walls are uneven (along the grout and brick face), ...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...wood or drywall ceiling? The walls are concrete that my husband painted with a white moisture barrier product that seem best to leave alone to avoid mold proble...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

How to air seal & ventilate a partial gut reno of a 1901 house?

...wood finish flooring to follow. New insulation and Intello air barrier throughout the underside of the roof and inboard of the old sheathing in all the walls wh...

Posted by Zach Zill Feb. 7, 2021, 4:33 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...walls with 1/2 plywood exterior sheathing, R14 roxul batts and the infamous 6 mil poly. The ceiling is R40 pink as I got a good deal, and figure if it cost the ...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...Wood Ceilings & Cost compared to Drywall If not, have a look since there are different examples of style, wood type and finish. We aren't suppliers of wood, m...

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...wood 4x8 sheet siding. I want to put viny siding on. For insulation foam sheets on exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet need to be foil faced...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...walls. Termites and woodrot have eaten the exterior walls posts and beams. And as it is 15 ft in the air with sun exposure I hope never to paint the exterior. S...

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...walls of a home to improve energy efficiency, you have to make sure walls can dry. Applying spray foam directly to the back siding of your cladding doesn’t soun...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...walls, since the source of moisture that could damage the walls is not humidity in the interior air, it is moisture from the ground and concrete. The short stor...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate , so we assume you are talking about one of the the two electricity-free pellet stove models here – Wood pellet ...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...wood frame construction would always include continuous insulation on the exterior of walls, without that you may see indications of thermal bridging through st...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...wood against a wet concrete wall, then covering it with a sheet of plastic will only ever result in one thing – wet, rotten walls. Why this was allowed to go on...

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

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

...wood called Purebond from Columbia Forest Products in case you will have any plywood on the interior. I called the company to check and they tell me that it isn...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

I finished a basement for a contractor and what we did was put tar paper on the concrete walls the left about 3/4 to an inch of air space than a 2x4 wall I thi...

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

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

...walls are constructed of 2x4 studs with no insulation and lumber sheathing on the inside and outside of the wall. The interior of the walls is lathe and plaster...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses