Basement improvements / Guides

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...basement wall And probably the worst mistakes in building we ever see, and which still happens in new construction as well as renovations, is basements being ...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...basement full of coal at the ready to keep them warm. The Kenogami house was designed to sit on a fully insulated slab on grade which adds thermal mass to the e...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...Basement when building a home. It's also important to understand how to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation . WATCH MORE GREEN BUILDING VIDEOS ...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...basements, seeing how it is insulated, the level of attic insulation, the quality of your windows, and a blower door test to see how much heat loss there is fro...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...improvements" to construction in North America, we now use standard code compliant paper-faced drywall which only needs under 80% RH and everything starts going...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...basement and it often starts to fill with water very quickly - no big surprise why basements flood Also, if your basement has the hot water tank with a drai...