Questions and Comments from clients.
Lawrence Environmental Services is where you will find the answers to the important questions regarding building/renovation.
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If you would like to ask a question or leave a message, email Scott.
An answer for Collin
Question: “I’ve heard the city of Weyburn ( building code?) will not permit sheathing the exterior of your house in high-density foam. While it is obviously added R value do you think the vapor-tight foam locks condensation inside the exterior walls of the home?”
An answer for Kelly
The Question “How do I repair my cracked walls if they are lath and plaster?”
Below you will find questions and comments given by some of our clients. Some names and other information has been changed to protect privacy.
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I’m doing my insulation in my basement. As it is now I have an r3 pink rigid insulation up against the concrete. I used a r22 roxul 6″ insulation in the framing. I was told that I need to wrap the vapour barrier up and around the pink and roxul insulation up to the frost line on the concrete, and bring that right up to the top of the joists. Is this true? As well the framing is away from the concrete how im I supposed to vapour barrier the gap from the framing to the concrete at the bottom of the floor joists? I was told I should cut the r3 pink insulation to fit snug and the tuck tape all around the joist. Is this correct? As well, I have a 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ treated plywood right on the floor which my framing is nailed to, do I have to pull that plywood up and wrap the vapour barrier around the plywood and bring it up so it is underneath the plywood and on the concrete? Finally, do I have to acustsi seal every 2×4 and staple. or every other one, what do u recommend. Thank you very much for ur time. I think you do a great thing here helping all this people by answering all the questions you do.
I would just like to thank you for your response to my question regarding the purchase of a grow op home. What would you charge to look at the property and can you tell me if the environmental report is a requirement in Saskatchewan I have looked at the property since my first e-mail to you and there are weak spots in the floor where the grow-op was. It was in one room of the home and they dug out a crawl space in the basement. So I did have my concerns when looking at it but after hearing from you I am very glad that we decided against it. I did not want to end up with way more damage than I could afford. Thank you again!
Thanks for the reply about poly on interior walls. I am putting insulation in all bedroom walls in the addition, and I’m in the middle of building and I know about the exterior, but have never done interior. I just wanted to check about the poly. Thanks.
Hello Scott, (you were referred by Dr Zepp, Regina)
I live in Regina, and my wife and I have lived in our condo since July of 2008. When we moved in, we found there to be a chain smoker living below us which caused a great deal of distress for us. The smoker actually moved out at the beginning of June, making the situation a lot better for us (and the new person below does not smoke).
However, I am still having problems with post nasal drip (in the back of my throat) and I am thinking the air flow (and air quality) still isn’t great in our condo. Do you provide a service to measure air quality and hopefully provide a solution to our condo air quality issues? I look forward to hearing back from you.
My husband and I are looking at a home to purchase in Yorkton. The house was built in 1964 and is in original condition. We’re pretty sure the walls are painted with a lead paint. And we’re pretty sure; the vinyl tiles used all over the house contain asbestos. We’ve also noticed peeling paint along the roof line in the ceilings of one bedroom and bathroom. Should we worry about mold? How does one determine if there is mold?
We’d like to renovate the house, but are concerned about disturbing the walls and flooring and thus, the resulting air quality. We’re not sure how to proceed. Are their laboratories that test for this? Are there asbestos/lead/mold renovation professionals who can come into the home to ensure that take the proper precautions? Your help in this matter is very appreciated!
Thanks for the info. You spoke with my husband and we decided not to go ahead with the purchase as we found “probable asbestos” in the attic with the inspection. We’re going to build new instead.
Thank you for all your time and help.
Hey Scott I’m doing my insulation in my basement. As it is now I have an r3 pink rigid insulation up against the concrete. I used R22 Roxul 6″ insulation in the framing. I was told that I need to wrap the vapor barrier up and around the pink and Roxul insulation up to the frost line on the concrete, and bring that right up to the top of the joists. Is this true? As well the framing is away from the concrete how I’m I supposed to vapor barrier the gap from the framing to the concrete at the bottom of the floor joists? I was told I should cut the r3 pink insulation to fit snug and the tuck tape all around the joist. Is this correct? As well, I have a 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ treated ply wood right on the floor which my framing is nailed to, do I have to pull that ply wood up and wrap the vapor barrier around the ply wood and bring it up so it is underneath the ply wood and on the concrete? Finally do I have to acoustic seal every 2×4 and staple. Or every other one, what do you recommend. Thank you very much for your time. I think you do a great thing here helping people by answering all the questions you do.
So, my Mom is retelling me a chat she had with a lady at the Radville coffee shop:
“How are Laura Lee + Jason’s renovations coming?”
“Very Good – Jason’s Uncle is doing the work”
“Who is Jason’s Uncle?”
“Scott Lawrence from Weyburn”
“Oh Marlene (that’s my mom’s name) he’s REALLY good”
“Yes. They are very happy with everything he has done”
“Scott Lawrence, that’s Jason’s Uncle?”
“Oh Marlene, he’s REALLY good”
So, Uncle Scott seems your reputation proceeds you – especially it seems at the Radville coffee shop!