All Blog Posts Tagged 'contractors' (4)

Spray Foam Insulation In a Cement Block Home?

So you’ve heard about spray foam insulation, but you live in a block home. This makes you wonder, is it even possible to have spray foam in a cement block home? What about in an older home?



The answer is YES!



The ideal way to install spray foam insulation in a cement block home is during construction. This allows professional installers direct access to the empty concrete block cells that will be filled with the spray foam…

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Added by Green ID on June 21, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 Tips For Hiring A Crawl Space Contractor

A homes crawl space is one of the few places most homeowners try to avoid at all cost, and for good reason. They are dark, nasty, wet, smelly places for the most part. Because of this, most homeowners take an "out of sight out of mind" approach to their homes crawl space. But homeowners who have issues such as standing water, mold, foundation problems, and structural wood damage do not have the luxury of ignoring their crawl space. Ignoring crawl space issues such as those mentioned can lead…

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Added by Adam Swain on June 21, 2016 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Top 5 Ways To Waterproof Your Crawl Space

Maintaining a dry crawl space is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take to help prevent costly repairs down the road. A wet crawl space can lead to mold growth, structural wood rot, musty smells, and even foundation failure. These types of problems can also be caused by excessive moisture in a crawl space. Standing water or even excessive moisture in a crawl space can be caused by a few different reasons. During heavy rains water can seep up into the crawl space from the dirt…

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Added by Adam Swain on February 1, 2016 at 7:02pm — No Comments

BPI Building Analyst Training & Certification Course

BPI Building Analyst Training & Certification

This course provides the training you need to become certified as a BPI Building Analyst Professional.

You will be able to perform a thorough building analysis and provide work scope recommendations to save energy, improve comfort and increase a home's safety and durability.

Your BPI Building Analyst credentials will qualify your clients for a variety of incentive programs.



Benefits of the…

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Added by Green Training USA on April 11, 2013 at 11:10am — No Comments

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How would you insulate this roof?

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Brad Cook replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"In an earlier response, I noted that we COULD haul drinking water and use the water we collect off…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"As to the elevations on the cupola – the existing windows up there might survive adding…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"The purlins are 1 3/4" thick. I believe the top chord of the trusses are 10" deep (but…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"The cupola windows are the only place there would be a problem if 4" of foam were added above…"
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Bill Spikowski replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"The purlins are 1 3/4" thick. I don’t know about the fire dangers of PIC or other foams.…"
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