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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...moisture from homes helps keep air healthy for occupants, and helps keep home humidity down. Excess humidity in houses can cause moisture damage, but what is no...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...moisture from wicking into concrete and disbursing it into homes, also to create a radon barrier. Radon gas occurs naturally in the soil, a result of decomposin...

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

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

...moisture ingress by waterproof membranes on every single surface. Concrete is like a sponge, and when left unchecked will continue to wick moisture from the gro...

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Air and vapour barriers

How to install an air barrier for reduced air leakage

...moisture damage in walls, as one small hole can be responsible for depositing countless litres of water inside walls. Houses should always be built as airtight ...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...moisture from the interior of a home and they need to be able to expel that moisture ; applying paint to the exterior can cause the paint and masonry to lift, p...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...moisture protection for this wall assembly will mean moisture will migrate inwards. Mineral wool is not harmed by moisture, but there may be additional heating ...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...moisture inside and soak your insulation. A wool sweater with a windbreaker will keep you warm, stop the wind from stealing your heat, yet allow moisture to dif...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...moisture and the hidden moisture within basement wall assemblies will control the growth of indoor mold. According to the EPA , indoor relative humidity (RH) ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...moisture in homes, and condensation on windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight home...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air to warm incoming fresh air. Until now, this has meant a centralized heat transfer core and a network of duct...

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

...moisture or put in an environment where they were able to dry. Houses were poorly or completely uninsulated and they devoured the cheap energy that was availabl...