Proper basement insulation / Guides

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...basement insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options for interior insulation, exterior insulation, or ideally,...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...basement to optimize sqft on your building plot, then learn best practice for insulating when building a new basement here , or if you have a basement and need ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...proper sloping of drains is essential. Install raft slab insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering specification...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

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

...basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs -...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide 'How to build basements that don't stink' - ...

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?

...properly ventilated. Check the attic to make sure that insulation isn't jammed down on the edges and blocking soffit vents . Proper ventilation - proper air flo...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...Basement mold & mildew prevention That musty smell in basements that is all too familiar is due to either poorly installed insulation , or having no insulatio...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...basements, stone wool is a much more suitable product for basement wall insulation than fiberglass. Hemp insulation: Hemp batt insulation © Nature Fibres ...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...proper venting on the edges, and vents at the roof peak as well. Note the type and depth of insulation. More on roof insulation here. Does it pass the smell t...

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

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...Basements are sometimes below the water table to begin with, but water tables rise during the spring snow melt, and without proper basement drainage (French dra...

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

...insulation, even in problem areas. Install a polyethylene air / vapour barrier over the entire insulation area. In some cases, a coat of closed-cell spray foa...