Fires and gas leaks are always on the minds of homeowners who want to protect their property and keep their family safe. As technology improves, our fire and gas detection appliances get smarter all the time. When completing renovations or a new build, be sure to keep your clients up to date with the latest safety options.
As building codes and eco-savvy customers demand more energy efficiency from their homes, it has fallen to the construction professionals to create an effective building envelope. In this task, the blower door test plays a vital role in helping builders to find the gaps in the building envelope and seal them.
Discovering gaps in your knowledge is great as it helps you to improve and research areas that will make you a better builder and a better construction manager.
During the winter months, the relative humidity (RH) in our homes drop, causing wood floors to dry out. When that happens, the wood shrinks and small gaps form between the floorboards. There are a number of ways to mitigate this problem and help to preserve the look of your flooring while adding to it’s longevity.
Despite code restrictions on supply ducting in building cavities, they are regularly utilized for return ducting. However, this practice compromises your building envelope and leads to leaks. When return-air plenums are installed, it results in energy loss, an increase in energy bills and a less efficient HVAC system.