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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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Building to Control Humidity

Corbett Lunsford

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.

Learn more 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

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

Healthy Indoors Minute: Radon Problem Solved

Corbett Lunsford

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

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/

Kitchen Exhaust: #1 Tool to Control Your HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett Lunsford demonstrate the best way to design and select your kitchen exhaust system, using the #TinyLab's own Broan ventilation components. The ACE130SS range hood (new model BCSEK1SS) paired with the 8" Make-Up Air Unit means perfect control over the indoor environment, the chemistry, and the health of their family.

More resources and tools at: http://Broan.com/learn

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)

What We Know About HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

If you only learn one video's worth of HOMEChem, this is the one to watch. Hear principal investigators Delphine Farmer and Marina Vance, joined by Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and Richard Corsi and the rest of the HOMEChem researchers, describe the complexity they uncovered in this seminal study.

More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem