Pool Insulation / Guides

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...pool... Want to reduce energy costs for swimming pool heating? Reduce heat loss & maximize free heat gains... Tips to reduce energy use by good pool design 1) Pool Insulation to reduce heat loss: When planning a pool, think insulation . All pool designs, including a Natural pool or swimming pond , can benef...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...insulation. Check to see how much insulation there is and that it is done properly. Read more about how to insulate an attic. Repairing or replacing windows: This is a tricky topic - you don't often get your money back out of a window replacement unless they were in very bad condition. Sometimes repair is a more sens...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...insulation against frost heave. 'Insulation' does this as well, so laying a rigid foam insulation board down (foam or stone wool) below and around the deck block may reduce the chances of movement from frost heave. Laying down a bed of 3/4" clean crushed stone will also act to prevent frost heave, it just can't have an...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...pool also). So that’s one issue that makes condensation a problem, using energy unnecessarily – but then of course damp is caused by condensation too and our homes are generally not built to resist moisture. Even minor water damage can leave severe stains and damage on drywall while other times you will need to compl...

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

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...insulation (see our pages on how to renovate basements so they don’t turn moldy and best practices for insulating new basements in cold climates ) Waterproof foundation membranes and drainage tiles directed towards sump pumps prevents basement floods. It's also a great idea to check around basement doors and wi...