Wood walls / Discussions

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...walls? What are the risks for vapour build up if we have a mix of plaster and lathe in the older parts of the house, with fiberglass and interior vapour barrier...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

...walls. Basement windows are often smaller than main floor windows, other than that, whatever performance of windows you decide to invest in would make sense for...

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...walls will be exterior walls, and the other walls will be adjacent to the wine cellar. If I follow your recommendations for sealing the crawlspace, then the cra...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...wood. As for cladding – of your two listed preferences, our vote is for the pre-painted wood. Vinyl is for sure the cheapest and it works well, however, it’s ...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type of insulation under an outdoor deck frame with 2x8s?

...walls are panel of aluminium and wood 2x4. I will have to cut the rigid board to insert between the horizontal 2x4. The walls have 1.5 " space. If I go 2" it co...

Posted by Eric Dalpe Sept. 15, 2020, 9:13 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

I am redoing a 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 in...

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

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...wood floor on the other side of the crawl space ceiling. I haven't insulated because I read different articles and didn't want mold. But now I really need to do...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses