Basement finishing / Discussions

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...basement: Preventing mold when you insulate your basement The difference between Polyiso, EPS & XPS rigid insulation boards I have a few questions tha...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What's cheaper for total building costs, slab on grade or basement?

...basement for TOTAL cost. While i know SOG is cheaper than basement, i can do 750 sq ft on top of 750 sq ft basement with finishing in two years after concrete d...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 24, 2020, 3:09 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How thick should EPS foam insulation on basement walls be?

...finishing my basement. I was on a website of an eps insulation manufacturer and under their technical/spec section for this particular rigid panel it says the v...

Posted by Derrick R March 17, 2021, 9:13 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

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

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

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

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...finishing my basement and my basement exterior walls are fully framed about 2” away from the concrete. They have mineral wool in between the stud bays but not a...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...BASEMENTS MOLDY? HOW TO FIX OR PREVENT A MOLDY BASEMENT page. Shim up bottom plates to allow for water to pass under in cases of mild flooding. What do ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...basement. We would like to take down the top of the house and rebuild on the basement. What do I need to do to make sure it's stable? The house has been there a...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

...basement or are finishing a basement to prevent flooding .

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...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

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...basements properly – Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Using non-toxic building materials will help protect your indoor air quality , but most...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

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

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

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

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...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 do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...finishing. Here are a few pages to read that may help – How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces There are some specific radon gas mitigation...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

Hi everyone ! I have a 30x30 basement that I want to finish (on a budget). We live in zone 5a and the house was build in 1950. Normally I would've covered th...

Posted by Louis-François Lapointe Nov. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...basement, there is a musty / mildew smell. I've foamed and put 6 mil poly in the open crawlspace connected to the basement and painted the bare concrete walls w...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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 Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...basement earlier this year and when the contractors started pulling off damaged drywall we were disgusted to find that our basement wall framing was rotten in m...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses