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3799 Main St. #87024
Atlanta, GA 30337
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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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High Performance Crawlspace Walls

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett, Grace, and their crew of awesome nerds pour a high performance crawlspace foundation wall and totally skip the slump test, on purpose, which they know will get a lot of loving kindness in the comments section.

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

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/

15,000 lbs of Rockwool Insulation: Crossfit Challenge

Corbett Lunsford

Maybe you've seen people wrestle with tires or climb ropes or do push-ups. They are all ninnies. This is how you work out for real- by hugging Rockwool (aka Roxul) and strutting around your acreage. Stay tuned to see all these rocks get installed in a perfectly performing house.

Learn more about this awesome insulating material at: Rockwool.com

Retrofitting for Performance: Crawlspace Encapsulation

Corbett Lunsford

Using 475 High Performance Building Supply materials, Corbett and his dad are encapsulating the vented crawlspace of a one-story ranch home in Atlanta. See what a difference the improvements make to the test data from the Ultra-Aire Sentry system and the blower door.

Tuning the Enclosure of our Atlanta Home Build

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett digs into the weather barriers, structures, airsealing and insulation layers of the high performance house in Atlanta, which will be featured in season 2 of the Home Diagnosis TV series.

*CORRECTION: Pango Wrap is 15-mil thick, not 20, but is still a 0.01-perm vapor barrier.

Learn more about these high performance materials:

PANGO WRAP

FORM-A-DRAIN AND PLATON

FORCEFIELD SHEATHING

475 BUILDING SUPPLY AIRSEALING MATERIALS

ROCKWOOL INSULATION (AKA ROXUL)

Our Atlanta High Performance Home Build Part 1: Basis of Design

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett talks through the basis of design for his family's upcoming house construction in Atlanta, GA. Subscribe to stay tuned for videos during the build! To learn more about the high performance building products being used, click below:
475 HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING SUPPLY
GEORGIA-PACIFIC FORCEFIELD SHEATHING
ROCKWOOL INSULATION
FANTECH VENTILATION
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COOLING & HEATING
ULTRA-AIRE VENTILATING DEHUMIDIFIERS
CHRONOMITE POINT-OF-USE WATER HEATERS

2 Years Later: is #TinyLab Still the Highest Performance Tiny House on Wheels?

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett built the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels in 2016. It was perfect. Then they toured it 13,000 miles across America and let 7,000 people come inside to feel, hear, and smell what perfectly tuned home performance is like.

What's the house performing like now, after all that torture? And under 2 inches of snow in Atlanta, Georgia? See for yourself in this 20-minute tour, complete with testing, demonstrations, and metrics that show Proof Is Possible, even for people who have never built a house before. The #TinyLab is still the undisputed most scientifically superior home performance demonstration in the world, and we sincerely hope others start challenging our work!

Ventilation Innovations at IBS 2018

Corbett Lunsford

Phil Rivas of Fantech shows Corbett around the Fantech booth at the International Builders Show 2018. Demonstrations of Inline Kitchen Exhaust hood with silencer, Energy Recovery Ventilator with balancing registers, HEPA filtration, and Dryer Booster Fans. Learn more at http://Fantech.net

Testing the World's Worst Duct System

Corbett Lunsford

I'd love to show you this, but my client has asked that I take this video down while they try to reconcile with the installer. Fingers crossed everybody, and sorry to be a tease.

Review: EasyHood HVAC Diagnostic Tool $400

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett likes tools that are sexy and scary at the same time. This flow hood is both. Measure CFM, Drybulb, Wetbulb, Dewpoint, Velocity, and more with this very affordable tool that will help revolutionize the HVAC industry.

Free Homeowner Course in College Park, GA

Corbett Lunsford

More Insulation? NO.
HVAC Replacement? NOPE.
New Windows? PLEASE STOP IT.

FREE COURSE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN HOMES:

How to PROVE You Got What You Paid For in Home Improvements and New Construction

Includes a free copy of ‘How to Keep an Eye on Your New Home Construction or Home Improvement’

Tues. Nov. 7, 6-8pm
Woodward Academy Chapel
1600 Rugby Avenue
College Park, GA

Corbett Lunsford built the world’s highest performance tiny house on wheels, but it’s not because he’s a great builder. He’s an idiot- just ask him. The reason he could create a home that feels perfectly comfortable, smells great, and sounds quiet all the time is that he’s learned to think about the physics of home performance, and measure it. And he wants to pass along what he’s learned so you never feel like you wasted money guessing- Proof Is Possible through the ‘magic’ of performance testing like infrared, blower door, and HVAC diagnostics.

Whether you’re planning home improvements, trying to solve a mystery house problem, or buying or building a home, you will learn a ton in this crash course from one of the world’s experts on the topic. Bring any and all questions about your particular home, and get your hands on high-tech testing tools!

IN THIS 2-HOUR WORKSHOP, YOU'LL LEARN TO:

  • Explore your home through the lens of the #TinyLab (which housed 3 people and 2 cats on a 13k mile tour)
  • Understand the physics of home performance, and predict problems before they happen
  • Control the way your home feels, smells, and sounds using the latest technology and materials
  • Ensure your home isn’t poisoning or endangering your family
  • Make better investments in home upgrades

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER FOR FREE AT:
ProofisPossible.com

Finishing the #DryVault: Highest Performance Tool Shed in the World

Corbett Lunsford

See Corbett put the finishing touches on the airsealing and insulation of the #DryVault's enclosure in Atlanta. All that's left is to test the airtightness and insulation perfection with blower doors, infrared cameras, lasers and spaceships. For more on the Intello material and process, visit http://foursevenfive.com