Basement Wall / Discussions

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...basement and installed 1 inch foam insulation to the exterior wall before framing and then installing fiberglass insulation. When he began drywalling he noticed...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...wall (to be relocated in a new stud wall later) to make room for the new insulation process. From the block wall inwards I am considering the following sequen...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...basement to our home has no insulation with a cinderblock wall that they have either applied white paint or drylok to, can't tell though. The basement is also a...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...wall on interior basement wall and eventually refinish the interior walls of the basement in a different manner to rectifiy this problem longterm? Insulating a ...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...walls – Why basement walls go moldy and how to build basement walls that will stay dry At this point it sounds like the damage is done, but you may be able ...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...basement walls that have yet to be finished with drywall. If so, count yourselves lucky. You were able to see the moisture, those that have had drywall cannot s...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...basement wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU) foundation wall...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Basement will have 9' ceilings, 5 ' concrete wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I run rigid insulation inside the foundation w...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...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...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...basement is only 21% of total under house footage. 79% is crawl space. Basement Never painted. Walls go up 4 ft to a 2ft wide ledge and then the old stone found...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...basement floor. High water table and the engineer wanted the footings on undisturbed soil. So I basically need to pour my basement wall 18 inches higher then pl...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...wall from migrating into the stud wall and insulation, so it’s a good thing that was there. With luck the rest of your walls may be in reasonable shape. The wal...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carpeting. We don't plan to put carpeting back in but would like something nice looking tha...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...basements. Basements and basement walls work differently in summer and winter than walls exposed to air . Basement walls are always cold but touching earth ...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?

...wall with adhesive and I left a half inch Gap all around the board to spray foam. In front of the wall I frame to buy for walls and insulated with Roxul insulat...

Posted by Tyler Norrie Feb. 9, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wall is approx 7 feet high, cripple wall height is approx 12 inch, then floor/rim joists. FYI: cripple wall has no lateral support (only backed with drywall...!...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...wall and didnt have a vapour barrier. I've also noticed my joists are embeded into the wall. How would I properly insulate my basement wall and the embeded floo...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...wall a terribly idea if walls are already dry and mold free? the exterior of the basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses