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Posted in thread: Voids in Brick Mortar on 02-19-2015 at 11:25 AM
A typical brick wall is full of thousands of holes! If you stand an watch a brickie laying
bricks you will quickly see why.A single leaf wall will often have water passing through it, if
it is in an e...
Posted in thread: Moisture- Should I vent roof for my small building or buy fan? Conflicting answers. on 02-19-2015 at 11:16 AM
The other side of the story is, warm air holds more moisture than cold air.Homes and other
places that are heated on a part time basis, are subject to condensation when the heating is
turned down or o...
Posted in thread: Moisture- Should I vent roof for my small building or buy fan? Conflicting answers. on 02-17-2015 at 01:02 PM
[QUOTE=alanrudy;121256]I have a 120sq ft shed/building that insulation and drywall was added
flush (instead of flat ceiling) to the ceiling to maximize height inside (please see pictures
Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-29-2014 at 10:41 AM
I had a second company come in this past week to give an assessment. This company also seems to
make encapsulation their bread and butter. The estimate came to between 8-10K depending on the
Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-25-2014 at 01:18 PM
You aren't suggesting that you would insulate between the joists and then apply a vapor barrier
to the joists are you? I've read that is a definite no no.You probably know that wood is
Posted in thread: Basement Insulation/Ceiling Joist on 09-23-2014 at 01:10 PM
Basements are interesting things, are you insulating to help keep the room above warm? Or do
you intend to live there? Or for some other purpose?
Posted in thread: Crawl Space .... To encapsulate or no? on 09-23-2014 at 01:03 PM
Virginia is a humid place, as such a vented crawl space is not a good idea.The problem is, that
warm wet air always heads for a cold surface to condense.A crawl space is likely to be below
Posted in thread: Can Fan solve water condensation issues in attic? on 09-23-2014 at 11:35 AM
People create water vapor by washing, cooking, breathing - for a start.Water vapor is pulled
into the roof by the passing wind and sometimes because warm air rises.When the inside of the
roof is below...
Posted in thread: How do I know if my basement is insulated? on 05-25-2014 at 05:00 AM
Fascinating subject, it should be taught at school.So many people have trouble
understanding.One thing that troubles me about the insulation industry and builders is, that a
Polar bear has a two inch ...
Posted in thread: How do I know if my basement is insulated? on 05-23-2014 at 11:51 AM
I bought a house with a finished basement. Its always cold there. And gets colder the further
away from the furnace. Before I start any attempt to fix it I want to know if the problem is
the low or la...