I don't understand why you can't find it. Most home stores have it. IMO, Styrofoam SM by Dow is the best. That is the blue foam board, a very commo...
Yes, foam on the walls would be very effective in a cold climate. At least 2 inches of the blue styrofoam is best. You'll have to patch any holes i...
It depends on your climate. If I'm understanding you, the vapor barrier is just beneath the subfloor, but on top of the joists. In a cold climate, ...
Regarding keeping silt out of the drains- they sell special filters which go around the outside of the pipes.Yes, you do have to slope it towards t...
It could be there is too much moisture vapour in your house. Did you use a vapour barrier under the insulation? If not, the water vapour will get t...
If it contains asbestos, you may be able to get compensation for the removal costs, if you join the class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer.I...
Your best bet is sprayed-on foam insulation. They can spray it right onto the bottom of the floor, and fill the gaps around pipes, etc. It expands,...
tammys, fibreglass is a known lung carcinogen, and having it stirred up by an attic fan is even worse than with cellulose. Just use a vapour barrie...
Your builder friend is giving you bad advice. Styrofoam doesn't cause condensation. Water vapour does. You can use styrofoam anywhere you like, as ...
It sounds like it could be old, degraded rockwool, but get it tested at a lab, to be sure.I got mine tested for 30 bucks. It was worth it for the p...
I have considered using this, but I have a concern. Given that the ceramic particles are microscopic, is there not a potential for them to cause lu...
You certainly do need to insulate! How much to put in depends on the area you live. It won't cause moisture buildup if you install a vapor barrier ...
I have heard that densely packed cellulose (NOT fiberglass) is a good air sealer. It has to be done in a specific way, though.Go to www.weatherizat...
Where I live, LP is about the same as oil, and approx. 25% more than natural gas. Unlike oil, it doesn't stink. It's worth it for that alone.
That sounds unstable. A 6 inch slab with concrete blocks on top? Yikes! It's possible it was a do-it-yourself job that didn't even include proper f...
Spray everything with a 50/50 mix of chlorine bleach and water. Household bleach is fine. Get a spray bottle, a respirator, and go to it. Throw out...
Could it be condensation, or could the water be wicking up from a dirt floor?
If doing an interior french drain, you must place is beside the footings, and have some mechanism to help drain the water into it. The best product...