You / Discussions

Can you raise a garage floor?

...you in advance. No sorry, there’s really no way to raise a concrete floor. Have you considered pouring an additional concrete floor on top to raise the level? B...

Posted by Anwar Chowdhury Jan. 3, 2021, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Do you install natural pools?

We'd like to install a natural swimming pool in a backyard but don't know where to start - can you help? We are not natural swimming pool installers , but chec...

Posted by Eric Wilson April 24, 2020, 10:42 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...you seen this product and what are your thoughts on its use in Canada. It allows for a fully insulated header above window and doors which is often a weak point...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...your example of a slab on grade construction technique and wondering how you finish the exterior of the footing insulation once the forms are removed, specifica...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...You! I want to insulate my first retirement home-a high top cargo van with (i love) your product. It's nice to hear that you like the site, thanks. We don’t hav...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...you hire the wrong contractor, or if you do it yourself based on incorrect advice, you'll damage your house. There is some very helpful information on your site...

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

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...you done that before? And suggestion for new 2 story build ? I don’t fully understand sorry, can you give us more details? In the research you mention, where ...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...you. Can you recommend someone? I suggest contacting Hilltop Plumbing/Ocean Park Plumbing Ask for Dustin 604-670-5937

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

Can you use boards instead of sheathing?

...you check with your local building inspector to find what you are allowed to do regionally. That can also help simply by knowing what you local inspectors are l...

Posted by Stephen Montgomery May 30, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you fix radon in a basement?

...you Kindly, Ej Hi EJ, what do you mean by under your floor? Do you mean the basement floor or are you referring to the main floor and trying to prevent radon ...

Posted by Ej Weiss Aug. 11, 2021, 7:14 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...you are talking about here. If that doesn't answer your question let us know, and feel free to let us know what you finally decide on. Hi Lee, Have you had any ...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...you use to attach it, then you attach your strapping to the same rail. It is a great way to install exterior insulation but avoid thermal bridging. I hpe that h...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...you would of course need a slab to be designed by an engineer, but you likely would be able to build up. Assuming soil conditions allow for it, you would simply...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

...you keep your stud wall dry and don’t have to go through this again in the future. And a question – what is your climate zone ? Insulating old block foundations...

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...your heating bills and increase your comfort level at home.In addition to letting in cold, these chimneys pull hot air out of the house. To stop your chimney fr...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...you use this to insulate a metal structure? Ie. Camper van. Anytime you put insulation on either side of metal, like putting batts of insulation between metal s...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...you. NO. NO NO. I bought a house in MI where the original owner did that. A stretch of copper tubing was against the sill with branches up into the walls for th...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...you have an excessive dust problem that perhaps you need to have your ducts cleaned, or perhaps you need to replace air filters in your heating or ventilation s...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses