"Climate is definitely a factor, aseptically in the many varied climates of the SF area. Ground water needs to be controlled even with a complete vapor barrier. Radon mat systems work to remove excess moisture under the vapor barrier, but will not…"
"Yes, I agree that it is usually less of an issue in a dry climate. One of the problems I've seen in "dry" climates is if there is any vegetation, watering is required. Even though this can become more of an issue with slab on grade,…"
"The intent of evaluating a building for an energy rating is to include many data points, one of them being thermography. Thermography is a measurement tool with most thermal imagers calibrated to provide an accurate thermal measurement (+-2C or 2%).…"
"Yes, clearly as Sean outlined, actual cost for providing classes are high and usually not realized by most. He has listed out many of the costs involved. Not considered is the instructors time; traveling, getting the course materials ready, planning…"
"As an instructor for Building Science Thermography classes, I fully understand the cost involved in providing competent training and can attest that $1600 does not cover much if a minimal number of students attend. I've spent a decade…"
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Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most…