Basement insulation / Discussions

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

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

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...basement remodel. The walls are currently made up of mineral wool insulation with studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concr...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

Hello, I'm in the midst of a post-flood basement renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Should I replace my geothermal system with a gas boiler?

...basement to roof, infloor heating in basement, geothermal heating (closed loop, 6 wells 200 ft deep), triple E argon windows, R50 attic insulation, etc. Howev...

Posted by Lawrence Brusnyk Oct. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

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

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...basement outside, would you rest the wall sheets on the top of the metal trim of the exterior basement sheets or leave a small gap? When working with the sheets...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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

...basement properly - Why basements are moldy and how to fix it It sounds like you do have problems caused by excess water infiltrating your basement walls, p...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Can you use spray foam Insulation under a slab?

...insulation is the most common choice of insulation, for performance and cost. I wouldn’t go as far as saying you 'couldn't' use spray foam below a slab, but I’m...

Posted by Linda Martin April 6, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best underfloor insulation type for radiant floor heat?

...insulation (both underlay and overlay of the electric heating system). My main concerns and fire and offgassing. (ie; which insulation will not give off toxic g...

Posted by David Irwin July 12, 2020, 6:48 a.m. Heating and cooling 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

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...basement. I live near a river, so maybe I'm wrong, but a basement seems like it's gonna be a constant worry, and my parents have expensive issues with needing r...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 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

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...insulation to reduce humidity, c) remove the styrofoam boundary from underneath, and d) spray insulation on entire perimeter of plywood skirting? Would moistu...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 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

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

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