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Why Do Homes Have Building Codes?

Why Do Homes Have Building Codes?

Published on: Feb 18 2014 by EcoFoil - Comments Off
Have you ever wondered why Washington, D.C. has almost no skyscrapers? Or why public restrooms have handicap accessible stalls? For that matter, have you ever wondered...
Insulating Crawlspaces

Insulating Crawlspaces

Published on: Jan 09 2014 by - Comments Off
Few homeowners want to spend time in the crawlspace under their house. Mold, fungus, and bacteria often thrive there. Some crawlspaces are so damp and humid that...
A Brief History of Insulation

A Brief History of Insulation

Published on: Nov 06 2013 by - Comments Off
Although the technology keeps evolving, the concept of insulation is nothing new. For centuries, people have been using specific materials to help achieve a safe,...