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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

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...basement and the main floor as well. Do I need to do any extra insulation in the basement on the concrete floor? You will for sure need insulation below your ba...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

Can you use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...floor in basement with mildly elevated radon levels. Radon mitigator told us to use a HRV to reduce it by about 50%. Should that work? Would an ERV work and be ...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

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

...basement water damage before you install a new floor. And as for best technique, see this page here – Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Once...

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

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...floor. Is there a better way to do this ? Thanks for your help ! The best way to insulate a basement floor that is not currently level would of course be to...

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

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...basement floors, but it is used before you pour the floor, not after. There are some liquid applied radon barriers on the market, but we don’t have a lot of f...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Sept. 18, 2020, 3:11 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

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

...basement wall and the embeded floor joists? Right now the home has roxul insulation in the ceiling space as sound proofing and the roxul/batt insulation is in t...

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

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...basement floor of a new home under construction. In Manitoba, Canada, adding 2 inches of insulation below a concrete slab floor would pay for itself likely in a...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What type of insulation can I put on my kitchen floor that sits on dirt?

...floor from the basement. the floor joist is running on the actual diry it is freezing in the winter.

Posted by Mohammed Hussain June 30, 2021, 3:32 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

...floor to the basement ceiling. Who do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ways to soundproof between floors and ...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 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

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...floor was much more ecological and more affordable than a basement. How does he arrive at this conclusion? Basement or not, you need a mechanical room, storage ...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 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

How do I condition my crawl space with a dirt floor?

...basement attached. 650 square feet. It has sand floor and below grade concrete walls. the access to the crawl is from the part basement. i have take out old r10...

Posted by Ryan Reichelt Nov. 27, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

...basement ceiling/first floor of my house is insulated with 3 1/2" faced fiberglass with the vapor barrier on the house side (not pointed downward toward the bas...

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...floor section later. I would like to insulate the walls first then decide later to do the whole floor? If I don't want to do the whole thing (floor) is the poly...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you use a Lunos E2 HRV System to circulate air between two floors?

...basement and main floor. Have a long 1100 sq ft house from the 60s (you know the one). Hoping for something cheaper than a full HRV/ERV system or reducting the ...

Posted by Richard Kolla May 20, 2020, 1 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...basement? And also, what about using the slab on grade with the Legalett solar air floor as your basement floor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, than...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses