Basement renovation / Guides

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...Basements don't have to be moldy, that is the first thing to realize. It's easy to build a basement better, or to finish an existing basement correctly , we j...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...basements especially in relation to the best insulation types to choose for basements. Better basement insulation techniques: The materials and design you c...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...basement renovation. Related topics: Future-proofing homes: building for a changing climate Slab-on-grade: flood proof frost protected shallow foundatio...

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...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...basement. Cinderblock basement foundation timber stud wall being demolished due to moisture damage © Ecohome Basements are better repaired from the outs...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...basement because they like cool, moist areas with no direct sunlight. That is all complete nonsense. If your basement has high humidity levels, you have a pro...

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

...renovations, is basements being built wrong. Like....REALLY wrong! Before you allow a contractor to do basement renovations in a way that only makes sense if yo...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...renovation DIY videos . How to insulate attics properly When to replace old windows when renovating and when to repair them How much insulation does a b...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...basement humidity, etc. Keep in mind that most homes from the early 70’s and older have lead paint in the walls so if you’re gutting it at all wear a good res...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...renovation. Re-using flooring material is more challenging to work with than newly milled wood, and how well it goes together a second time is largely dependent...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...basement if needed, and don't hang laundry to dry indoors, unless of course your humidity is down around the 30% RH level then go for it. It will save some drye...