Basement insulation / Discussions

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Basement will have 9' ceilings, 5 ' concrete wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I run rigid insulation inside the foundation w...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

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

...basement is below the frost line, I’m not sure if insulation is necessary, but want to know what the experts think. If insulation is required, how much and what...

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

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...insulation is not healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built in 2003, about 26’x44’. I would like to cover ...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do address the areas where the EPS is adjacent to the old insu...

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

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...insulation panels here – Rigid insulation panels: which ones are best for different applications EPS or Rockwool are typically our preferred products for ba...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...basement foundation walls. From all of my reading it says that your basement foundation walls can only dry to the inside. If I put foamboard on the concrete and...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...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 all dry walled...

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

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

Concrete block basement wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU)...

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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...basement but they all want to replace what we had with the same thing - wood framing inside the concrete basement stuffed full of fiberglass insulation, covered...

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

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealing CMU basement walls and floor...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...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

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 JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 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

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

How do you remove moisture and 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 insulate my half below grade basement?

...basement. No exterior insulation, I'm guessing no exterior sealing. But dry dry dry inside. I like the idea of the 2" XPS with 4" studs and roxul insulation t...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...insulation, vapour barrier and drywall on interior basement wall and eventually refinish the interior walls of the basement in a different manner to rectifiy th...

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