Tag: home improvement

How to Insulate Interior Basement Walls using PlastiSpan

Written By: Melissa So, you need more space? And your undeveloped, cold basement is the only place that you can go? In order to use this space it needs to be livable. Below I have listed step by step instructions to get you started on…

What to use for damp-proofing on my ICF foundation

Written By: Colin Showalter A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the…

Building BIG Walls, bracing & consolidation tips from ICF Builder Magazine

So what do you do when you are building really big walls? Here is an article that covers such an occasion.BUILDING BIG WALLS – WALL BRACING AND CONSOLIDATION TIPS By Clark Ricks When wall heights reach more than 20 feet, bracing and consolidation become more critical—and…

Insulate Cathedral Ceilings with PlastiSpan or DuroFoam

Written By: Melissa Carruthers Let’s talk about your roof… The roof area can be the area of highest heat loss in buildings. In order to conserve energy and to make buildings more comfortable, building codes stipulate higher R-value  for the roof area compared to…

What to use for damp-proofing on my ICF foundation

Written By: Colin Showalter A frequently asked question I get is, “what-to use for damp-proofing on my Advantage ICF foundation walls?” Many types of damp-proofing products are suitable for use with the Advantage ICF system. From traditional spray on ones (water based) to the…

General Contractor Relies on PlastiSpan HD for Residential Remodeling

For contractor Yves Voyer, Plasti-Fab EPS products have become a go-to solution for energy-efficient retrofits. Voyer owns YVEX Construction, a Gatineau, Quebec-based general contracting firm specializing in residential and commercial remodeling. On residential remodels, Voyer is able to increase the energy efficiency of nearly…

How-to do Plumbing in my ICF Walls

Written by: Colin Showalter A frequently asked question I get is, “How do I do my plumbing in my Advantage ICF walls?” The Advantage ICF system is typically used for construction of exterior walls of a building. Plumbing is rarely placed in exterior walls….

Using DuroFoam to Insulate your Basement Floor

Written by: Melissa Carruthers Last week I covered how to insulate your basement floor using PlastiSpan insulation. Plasti-Fab has another insulation product called DuroFoam, that can be used in this application as well. Essentially DuroFoam is PlastiSpan but DuroFoam is laminated with a green…

How to Insulate a Basement Floor with PlastiSpan

Written By: Melissa Carruthers So now that the walls are done, its time to tackle the floors. Follow the steps below to warm up that basement even more. Step 1: You need to install a moisture barrier, cover the entire floor area with 6-mil…

“Insulating Your House” an article by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

I recently ran across an article by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on insulating your house. Insulating your home may be fresh in your mind today, especially if you live in the areas that are currently experiencing snowfall in April! I encourage you…