Radiant Heat and an HRV plus .... Sealing a Concrete Slab

June 11th 2002

Question from Harry in Maple Ridge, B.C. -----

Dear Shell,

I am building a 2200 sq. ft. rancher on a slab in Maple Ridge and I am heating it with radiant floor heating (Boiler type) and I am installing HRV air. What do you think of the combo? I also need to know should I treat the floors with any kind of sealer? I am putting down a combination of wood flooring/vinyl/carpet.

With Thanks: A faithful Busey fan,



Dear Harry,

The combination of an HRV and a radiant in-floor heating system is a great choice. To seal your concrete floor, consider Aqua Seal from Cloverdale Paint. Spray it on with a low-pressure garden sprayer. Aqua Seal will seal in the alkaline. Tip: Consider applying a minimum of 1 rigid polyurethane insulation under the radiant heating pipes.

Its Just That Easy!

Shell Busey