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Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home, which likely won't even exist in a crawlspace. You can have it set it up to drain right into a small pit in the dirt below the membrane and it will absorb back into the ground. Removing radon gas from crawlspaces We highly recommend getting your air tested for radon gas before beginning work to determine if any...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it? in construction, it is becoming law. Recent revisions to building codes have increased the thermal requirements of building enclosures in many regions, including requiring a thermal break. Contrary to common assumptions, the insulation values in building codes are not about promoting the most efficient and cost e...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better? the future. And it should go without saying, but be sure to make a clear map of where those features are. Plumbing durability and maintenance: electrical wires need to be in conduits under slab foundations to meet building code in most regions (we hope), but putting plumbing lines in conduits is also a good idea; ...