Crawlspace vapour barrier / Guides

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...barrier up the wall and sealing it to the rim joists will provide you with an air barrier . Preparing a crawlspace for vapour barriers and insulation: First...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...crawlspace; full stop. • EPS foam can be used as a vapour barrier when installed with multiple layers and offset joints as it will not absorb moisture from th...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...crawlspace . A DIY radon mitigation solution for a crawlspace is to use a standard 6 mil polyethylene vapour barrier, which works, but contractors may be requir...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...crawlspace; full stop. • EPS foam can be used as a vapour barrier when installed with multiple layers and offset joints as it will not absorb moisture from th...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...crawlspace, there will be varying degrees of difficulty in mitigating radon. Crawlspaces can often be fitted with a radon stack and membrane barrier, finished b...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...vapour barrier and air barrier. Blowing agents are 1430 times worse than carbon dioxide, exponentially worse than EPS. For ecological reasons rather than perf...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...vapour barrier, we are inviting mold. A slab-on-grade foundation avoids this all together. Why we like slab-on-grade construction Quality of life: Polis...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...vapour barrier, and a lot of mechanical infrastructure before you pour. None of that should discourage you, that will all be necessary under your basement floor...

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?

...vapour barrier, then a thick layer of insulation . Exterior vapour barrier construction is a simple practice and an excellent one, but it behaves very different...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...barrier. Seal the polyethylene barrier at all penetration points and openings with appropriate building tape. 1) We use the term 'air / vapour barrier' to...