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3799 Main St. #87024
Atlanta, GA 30337
USA

773.398.5288

Advanced residential construction and home improvement consulting and owner's advocacy in Atlanta, using the latest building performance diagnostic and modeling techniques and tools. Airtightness, insulation, HVAC, ventilation, moisture, and air quality and EMF consulting for homeowners and building professionals alike.

Videos/Podcasts/Articles

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!

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Ductless vs. Ducted HVAC + Duct Cleaning

Corbett Lunsford

Have you ever wondered whether you should replace a home's HVAC system, or have the ducts cleaned? Spend a Healthy Indoors Minute exploring the complexity of invisible dynamics influencing any of these choices. Ductless minisplit heat pump compared with ducted split system heat pump, or furnace and A/C. Cleaning ductwork vs. cleaning house. No stone unturned in these 4 minutes of discussion. More at: http://HealthyIndoors.com

See the show at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv

100-Year Roof: Mento 3000

Corbett Lunsford

See 475's high performance Pro Clima roof membrane get installed on this 3:12 pitched roof, before the rain screen , exterior insulation, and eaves get put on. More on this project at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

Get samples of these awesome building materials at: http://FourSevenFive.com

Episode 3 Peek: Home Diagnosis Season 2

Corbett Lunsford

Become a member and help make the show! https://www.patreon.com/HomeDiagnosisTV

Grace and Corbett invite you to participate in making history with season 2 of 'Home Diagnosis' the first science-centered home show on television.

Unboxing our Instantaneous Tankless Water Heaters

Corbett Lunsford

At the suggestion of a YouTube fan, we did a bunch of research on point-of-use instantaneous water heating, and discovered Chronomite. See what we're installing on our performance-tuned house, and hear why we're going a completely different direction than most of our fellow Americans.

Home Build Plan for Indoor Chemistry

Corbett Lunsford

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.

Subscribe to Healthy Indoors Magazine at: http://HealthyIndoors.com

More on this house at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

ForceField and Thermostat: High Performance Wall & Roof Sheathing

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett introduces you to the OSB panels with performance control skins that will be installed on his family's performance-tuned house.

More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

Thanks to GP ForceField and Jeff Key- more at: http://ForceField.BuildGP.com

Retrofit Series Continued: Addition and Progress Test

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett shows the (slow) progress on the 1960's performance retrofit with the install and testing of the addition. Featuring ZIP System paneling.

See the other videos in this series here:
https://youtu.be/iciAPohuLNM
https://youtu.be/YDXk8ObHBWU

How to Protect Your House from Subterranean Termites

Corbett Lunsford

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.

More at: http://PangoWrap.com

Framing the Floor at our High Performance House

Corbett Lunsford

Hear Grace and I discuss some of the interesting challenges so far as we begin the framing of the floors and walls of our family’s high performance house in Atlanta.

Geotechnical Engineering for Foundation Footings: Dirt Performance and 4-in-1 Form-A-Drain

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett hired Geoff Hebner of Padstone Geotechnical Engineering to ensure the house being built will stand for a hundred years or more.

In part 2, Corbett shows the grading and leveling process with 6-8" lifts and 4x compaction using a remote-controlled trench roller.

In Part 3, Geoff returns to run a simple geotechnical test on the compacted dirt before pouring concrete, and Corbett finds out he's not as slick as he hopes.

FINALLY, we get to pour the concrete once the footings are finished with rebar, and well-supported per Geoff’s geotech engineering specs.

Learn more about this build at: https://homediagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead/