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Stop Basement Leaks Question #1: Tim, water is pouring into my basement now that it’s spring. I’m sick of the water intrusion and the mold it creates. My head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton after trying to research online how best to stop the water. Can you add some clarity and tell me if Read More »

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CLICK HERE to download the FREE PDF file about linear french drain diagrams and attic fans.  

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Attic Ventilation DEAR TIM: I’m so confused. I’ve spent hours online reading all sorts of stuff about attic ventilation. There’s all sorts of conflicting information out there. Who am I to believe? I’m building a new home and want to get it right and not suffer mold in my attic, excessive heat, etc. The house Read More »

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Roof Ventilation Fan DEAR TIM: I’ve got a two-year-old and eighteen months ago I moved into a gorgeous ranch home built in 1950. Money is tight and I don’t want to make mistakes. The house needs a new roof. I climbed into the attic and noticed foil-faced insulation is attached to the underside of the Read More »

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Crawl Space DIY Vapor Barrier TIPS Clear clutter and smooth dirt Fill holes in foundation to stop air and water WATCH vapor barrier video below Use cross-laminated vapor barrier material CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The crawl space under my 1910 home is just exposed dirt and leftover building Read More »

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An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy.  Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.

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Whole house fans and attic fans are often confused. Solar attic fans are a new group of products that use solar energy to move hot attic air. Attic exhaust fans remove hot air from attic spaces, while whole house fans remove hot air from both living spaces and the attic at the same time.

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Exhaust fans help maintain a great indoor environment. Indoor activities, especially in the kitchen and bath, produce pollution that needs to be exhausted to the outside. Select the proper sized exhaust fan, install it correctly per manufacturer specifications, and provide for some makeup air, and your home ventilation will do its job.

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