Basement insulation / Discussions

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

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

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

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

...insulation? I want to insulate my existing basement concrete floor, on top of it. I have very limited head room, no more than 5 ft where there is no pipes on th...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. 0 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

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...basement renovations? Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes As for vapor barriers on basement walls, as you would read in the page abo...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 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

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

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...insulation and drywall is a good idea. You may have seen it but this page shows the best way to insulate basements Building better basements: how to insulate ...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...basement and would like to know if plumbing supply lines must always be run through interior partition walls or can they be brought to exterior basement walls t...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

...basement wall that has a lot of moisture and has rotted the studs I see you mentioned to do drywall, studs with mineral wood then 2" of rigid insulation attache...

Posted by John rodrigues Nov. 27, 2020, 8:50 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...insulation contractor toured my 100-year old house near Toronto and told me that they wouldn't recommend installing any insulation in the basement because it co...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 4 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 6 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

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...basements properly to avoid mold, heat loss and water infiltration , see this page here - Best practices for basement construction - new home or renovations ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 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