Matt Risinger, Blogger | August 28th, 20133 comments
Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.
I designed and constructed this fireplace from cast concrete tiles and mouldings, and two concrete corbels found at a garden shop which we stained to match. I also installed an artwork hanging system...
A new refridgerator/freezer was my concession for leaving a beloved 1848 downtown townhouse we'd recently renovated to move to a 2002 suburban spec home with a bigger yard. At the appliance store, my...
What is deadly and might be lurking in your basement? No, not a Ninja (well probably not), in most cases it is Radon. And it is important to know what Radon is and how to ensure it isn't a threat to your household. From building to testing, I will share what I learned about Radon while building my house.
ScottG, contributing writer | November 18th, 20101 comment
Adding a layer of rigid-foam insulation to the outside of a poured concrete foundation saves energy, but it raises a key question: What's the best way of protecting and finishing the foam that remains above grade.