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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

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

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

Where would I go for guidance on structural design of footings that sit on top of high-density insulation?

...insulation layer. DJB Hi Douglas, T his sounds like a question for a structural engineer, and while we have a team here that deal with everything LEED & Passi...

Posted by Douglas Bennion July 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been waterproofed...

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

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...basement insulation, I wouldn’t do it. I think you would come out far ahead by adding a bit of extra heat to the house and basement for that one winter than if ...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 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

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...basement is insulated from the ground floor with pink insulation. Over the years, there have been several mouse infestations in the basement, between the suspen...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...insulation to cover the actual concrete walls of a basement like mine--at least when one considers that my basement concrete has already had many years to dry o...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 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

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...insulation is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulati...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.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 Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...basement instead which would cost much less, will that do it? After fixing the problem I want to insulate the basement so I’m hoping for some advice. Thank you....

Posted by Anonymous Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...basement Removing radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Thank you so much Mike. I am in Vermon...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulation is if you didn’t include a vapour barrier on the warm side of the insulation, meaning between the joists before the insulation. And due to the stac...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...basement and concrete block foundation addition. The basement is not insulated, the roof has very little insulation with vermiculite ( been tested ok) in the at...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...insulation, and tar paper everywhere except laundry room, mechanical area, and beside stairs. Total basement sqft is approx 800. Livable space: 650sqft. My pl...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
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