Home performance articles and stories from the field with internationally respected building forensics guru Corbett Lunsford at the Building Performance Workshop. Hear new episodes of the Building Performance Podcast, see new videos from the Home Performance YouTube channel, and learn all about how diagnostic testing (more than an 'Energy Audit') can make home improvement and new home construction a proven process!
It's easy to overthink building science decisions- here, Corbett quickly summarizes the basics of controlling moisture in the Lunsford family home build, and for any home. Interactions between materials and systems like GP ForceField, Rockwool Insulation, and Ultra-Aire ventilating dehumidifiers are simple to understand if you use the 4-3-2-1 approach.
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A lot of houses are built in a hurry and on a tight budget, which can come back to bite you later. See how Corbett and Grace Lunsford are framing their performance-tuned house to help control the dynamics of physics and chemistry later.
Quick peek into the process of building a house with your family and friends, and building it to last.
Home Diagnosis hosts Grace and Corbett Lunsford discuss the simple approach to controlling indoor chemistry, and how exactly they plan to do that in their own family home.
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Corbett and Grace are thrilled with their Rockwool insulation, but it came off the truck with a few dents. Let's suck it up and admit this happens every day, on build sites everywhere. More reason to maintain a calm, level head and make sure inspections and testing happen too.
Corbett's family build is getting a layer of durability all new homes should have: a perfectly installed, class I vapor barrier that ALSO is termite proof. See how Pango Wrap is installed and what it'll do for the home's longevity.
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Corbett shows the simple solution used to mitigate radon in the 1960's retrofit project. One fan, one pipe, one hour, problem solved.
See the other videos in the series at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iciAPohuLNM&list=PLsc2-5fAgMq5lgu0U_wVocxzUPoSq_JKM