Installing basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall Junction to drain moisture condensate from basement walls through the floor to the drain tiles . he claims this prevents mold from forming behind finished walls. Does this work or is it only a path for Radon and ground vapors into the basement?
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What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?
Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?
Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?
Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?
Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?
Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?
Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses
How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?
Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses
Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?
Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses
What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?
Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?
Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?
Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?
Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses
What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?
Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
My door lock keeps freezing to the point I can’t open it, any idea why this would happen?
Posted by AJ Nov. 13, 2016, 1:15 p.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses
Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?
Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses
What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?
Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses
What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?
Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?
Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses
Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?
Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses
What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?
Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses
What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?
Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses
What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?
Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses
How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?
Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses