Radon Gas

RADON GAS

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and it can be in your home without you even realizing it. The building code is the first step to preventing these harmful gasses from entering your home, but there are things that can be done above and beyond the basic building code. By using radon mitigation products we strive to ensure your home will be safe for you and your family for years to come.

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QUICKFLASH

QUICKFLASH

The Quickflash A/C U-C is both air and water tight making it highly energy efficient. With the ability to run lines from inside your home to the outside without the loss of excess energy Sonbuilt is proud to use both this product and the company that makes them.

Yet another thing we do to go above and beyond for our customers.

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BASF Wall

BASF WALL SYSTEM

This wall features the attention to detail that we look for in a product. Consisting of two inches of graphite enhanced neo-pore on the outside, along with an additional two inches of spray foam insulation in the center of the wall, you will know without a doubt that the home is maintaining its temperature better than it would if a standard wall were in its place.

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SURGE PROTECTION WITH MIKE HOLMES

Eaton’s whole home surge protection device protects your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges. This Holmes Approved product provides the highest level of surge protection and safety.

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SEALING AN ENERGY EFFICIANT HOME

SEALING AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME

When building a new home, the best time to air seal a home is at the framing stage. Sealing takes place around the electrical and plumbing locations as well as all penetrations that enter and exit the home.

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FAN DOOR TEST

THE BLOWER DOOR TEST

A high performance home is an air tight home. Proper air tightness will reduce the energy consumption in your home, avoid moisture related problems, and stop those uncomfortable drafts from cold outdoor air. Performing a blower door test tells us just how air tight a home is.

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STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

We use the Graf Ecobloc stormwater block to control stormwater runoff. These modules have three times the storage volume of standard drainage gravel. Using this system eliminates a significant amount of excavation and soil and gravel handling, providing greater savings than using traditional methods and materials.

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FOUNDATION FINISH

FOUNDATION FINISHING

We finish our insulated concrete form foundations with a self adhesive membrane called Soprema, a foundation wrap called Delta drain, and a third product called TuffX to ensure our foundations remain protected and dry. Each of these three components contribute to a solid foundation which allows for a more energy efficient home.

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USING A TELEBELT

USING A TELEBELT

We called in Marshall Brothers to provide the services of their telebelt conveyor to assist in the placement of material around 3 rainwater harvesting tanks at our Abbotsford project. By using a telebelt, we can quickly and economically convey and place bulk material such as sand, gravel, and crushed rock.

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DOOR WINDOW BUCKS

DOOR AND WINDOW BUCKS

We use a non treated dimensional wood for our window and door bucks. This non treated product will not corrode the fasteners we use for installation. We use a product called Tuff-X to separate the concrete and the wood.

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HOLMES APPROVED HOMES

HOLMES APPROVED HOMES

We’re proud to say that Sonbuilt Custom Homes has been chosen by Mike Holmes as the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley exclusive Holmes Approved Homes builder.

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ICF FOUNDATION

AN ICF FOUNDATION

An icf (insulated concrete form) foundation will make your new home more comfortable, energy efficient, and durable.

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UNDERSLAB PREPARATION

We’ve put clear crush rock under the footings and the slab. We’ve sloped the excavation to one corner where the water will drain away from the foundation.  The water will drain away from the under the slab and from under the footings.  Now the footings won’t be sitting in water.

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STONE SLINGER

A stone slinger puts soil, dirt, rocks, and other materials where you need it. By using this efficient piece of equipment, we can eliminate material handling, reduce construction time and waste, and ultimately, save on the cost to build your home.

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WATER

RAIN WATER HARVESTING

Sonbuilt Custom Homes Ltd., together with University Sprinkler Systems Inc. and Barr Plastics, installed this rainwater harvesting system in a custom home in Abbotsford.

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