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Water Management and Basements: Stop the Wicking 2

This basement was built to OBC, with no additional water management strategies in place.
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Water Management and Basements: Stop the Wicking 1

Trevor uses a Cosella-Dorken product called “DELTA®- FOOTING BARRIER”, as a capillary break to prevent wicking from the footing through...
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Water Management and Basements: Water’s Not My Friend

Keeping our basements dry and homeowners comfortable, will be an on-going challenge for many builders. Success however, is in the...
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Walls and Attic Spaces: Insulating Walls Adjacent to Attic Spaces

As flat ceilings go the way of the dinosaur, vaults and tall walls intersecting with attic spaces are becoming the...
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Party Walls: Party Walls are Outside Walls

A follow-up to Party Walls: No Odour, No Noise, pictures are worth 1000 words.
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Party Walls: No Odour, No Noise

Designers, framers, insulators and drywallers think of party walls with two main functions: fire ratings and sound transmission class. These...
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Room Over Garage: Foaming

It’s always been tricky knowing how to tie-in the header wrap on the second floor rim joists to the rest...
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Room Over Garage: Brick

A better mouse trap: EASY header wrap installation for room over garage with Brick Veneer.
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Room Over Garage: Siding

A better mouse trap: EASY header wrap installation for room over garage. Logistics of header wrap installation:
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Air Sealing: It’s in the Scopes

Often we hear the phrase, “It’s not my job”! Experience has shown us that taking care of a few “small...
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