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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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
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
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.
Home Diagnosis TV series co-host Corbett Lunsford shows the installation of the 5 layers of performance control under his family's new house. Thanks to Royal Building Products, Rockwool Insulation, Stego Industries, and the subcontractors who worked so hard to get this right! More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/atlanta-homestead
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.
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/
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
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.
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