A Basement Tour

The kids are at summer camp this week so I’m tiring myself out working on the house.

Soon these walls will be 6 inches thicker
Soon these walls will be 6 inches thicker

Tomorrow Element Spray Foam is coming to insulate the house! It has been a lot of work to get ready for this day and I haven’t had time to write.

That’s why I thought I would shoot a video for you.

In it I show you around the basement and explain where the spray foam will go and how we’re insulating the walls down there.

I also demonstrate how tired I am!

Please remember that I am not an expert so if you are interested in doing something like this, make sure you get professional advice before you proceed!

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James Rowley

James lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada with his amazing partner, Leanne Koehn, and their two amazing kids in their beautiful house. He studied Science and English Literature at the University of British Columbia where he met Leanne. He also studied acting for a while at Studio 58 in Vancouver. He works as a teacher of English and curriculum writer for new Canadians.

6 thoughts on “A Basement Tour”

  1. What a HUGE undertaking. I’m so impressed by your family’s commitment to this project, and so impressed by how it is turning out! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Kathy! It’s not easy, but hopefully telling our story can make it easier for other people.

    2. Thank you for coming out to Whonnock to give us all this great advice today.
      I’m impressed by your work. Thanks for making the video.

    1. Thanks Heidi! I’ll look at the sticker on the windows again, but I can tell you that windows, being essentially a hole in your house no matter how thick they are, are not given an R-value. Instead, they have a number which tells you how much heat they lose. I’ll get you that number. Stay tuned.

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