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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!

Filtering by Category: From the Field

Tiny House Reality: Ants, Cats, and Kids

Corbett Lunsford

Wonder what it's like to live in a 200 sq ft single room that's always being cleaned because it's sticky and/or wet from two amazing toddlers and two charming cats, while building a big house and making a television show and trying to make money too? Here. Here you go.

Tree Testing with a Resistograph: Home Performance Outdoors

Corbett Lunsford

Home Diagnosis hosts Grace and Corbett Lunsford show the process of testing the gigantic old tree growing over their tiny house and normal sized new house. The question: whether to trust it and let it grow, or cut it down before it crushes important stuff. See how it works, and what the verdict was!

High Performance Home Building Materials

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett has received shipment on all the components of the shell of the big house build!
More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead

Thanks to:
475 Building Supply: http://FourSevenFive.com
ROCKWOOL INSULATION: http://Rockwool.com
ALPEN WINDOWS: http://ThinkAlpen.com
THERMALBUCK: http://ThermalBuck.com

How to Install WRB Sheathing (ForceField)

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett show the latest development on their home build- the wall sheathing, which is also the air tightness layer and weather barrier. It's called ForceField, and here you'll see a demo of why it's such an important component in the system, and how to install it for a higher performance home.

More on ForceField at: http://ForceField.BuildGP.com

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

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

Damaged Building Materials: Fail or Fine?

Corbett Lunsford

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.

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