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

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

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

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 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 fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...Basements Moldy? Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly New blowing agents ...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...basement floor need? Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...basement vapor barrier is - Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes A dehumidifier is a good thing to have in a basement but it won’t do...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and 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

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 15 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