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How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...basement walls and floors – insulation, vapour barrier, finishing materials, how it is assembled, etc. If your basement currently has no finished flooring, an i...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Durable basement wall insulation techniques

...basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral wool to the wall but air space would or should all...

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

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

...basement windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...finishing the walls in the basement to reduce humidity and coldness in my home. Frankly, I am not sure whom to trust anymore, therefore, your guidance would be ...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What is the best method/order of insulating rim joists with EPS+batts?

I'm trying to insulate Rim joists /cripple walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate c...

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

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...basements, and for a few more tips you could check out our page on How to Insulate Basements Properly . That's an excellent 'all one one' basement insulation sy...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a 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

Post-flood basement renovation: interior finishing

Hello, I'm in the midst of a post-flood basement renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...basements are moldy , as well as how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rottin...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...basement, PWF or concrete, so I'm not sure where you're being advised to mix a PWF and a slab on grade, or how to even do that. A slab-on-grade floor consists o...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses
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