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What is the best way to ensure proper crawl space insulation? Q.1
Q.1

What is the best way to ensure proper crawl space insulation?

Crawl Space Insulation: What to Avoid Many people think that the best way to insulate a crawl space or a service cellar is to insulate the ceiling, which is not the best idea. Whether for a Montreal or Laval insulation project, Isolation (…)

How does one insulate a cantilever that is always cold? Q.2
Q.2

How does one insulate a cantilever that is always cold?

What is a cantilever? A cantilever is a residential extension that sticks out from one side of the house, and that is not supported by beams or posts. This additional structure can be used as a balcony or as a separate room and is commonly (…)

How is noise measured? Q.3
Q.3

How is noise measured?

The sound level meter, a tool that comes in handy Are you dealing with noise issues at home? Even if it’s not excessive, noise can cause severe health problems over time. A sound level meter lets you measure ambient noise inside your home.  (…)

What should be used to cover insulation in a basement, if one does not want to use gypsum? Q.4
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What should be used to cover insulation in a basement, if one does not want to use gypsum?

Article 9.10.17.10 of the NBCC requires protection against fire for insulating foam plastics. Coverings accepted for this purpose and minimum thicknesses to meet coverage are described in Subsections 9.29.4 to 9.29.9 of the NBCC. Coverings accepted (…)

What is cellulose made of? Q.5
Q.5

What is cellulose made of?

Cellulose or cellulose wadding is an “ecomaterial” which is very popular in green building because it is made from 85% recycled newspapers. The remaining 15% is composed of a flame retardant (fire retardant) additive: boric acid (borax) (…)

Should one leave the house during polyurethane application? Q.6
Q.6

Should one leave the house during polyurethane application?

It depends on the place that will be insulated. For example, if you insulate a basement which is separated from the house by a closed door, it’s not absolutely necessary to leave.However, if there are children, we recommend that they are kept (…)