Basement insulation / Discussions

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

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

...insulation is best and how much you have room for. But in general, here is a good page to start on – How much insulation does a basement need? As for carryi...

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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...basement walls. Then the stud framing goes on. Then additional bats or Rock Wool boards installed between the frame stuctures. I do not want to finish the basem...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 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

What thickness of insulation and concrete do you recommend in a floating slab?

...insulation and the cost of heating in Quebec, his recommendation for the right amount of insulation under basement slabs in the more southern populated regions ...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy April 21, 2021, 7:38 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: How to Insulate your ...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 15 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and 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

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

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

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly Preventing mold when you insulate your basement How much insulation does a basement need? Stop Basements...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Should I remove the plastic sheet in my cellar?

...basements are moldy and how to prevent mold during basement renovations If you have cut open the poly vapor barrier on the basement walls then that is letting...

Posted by Justin D'Arcy Dec. 4, 2020, 12:13 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...basement up to the rim joists. This space is now wonderful to live in. However, at -40, we experience frost and freezing temperatures on the main floor in the...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...insulation does a basement floor need? Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...insulation is falling apart and was just firberglass batt insulation. I'm looking at wool batt insulation but my joists are 2x10. Is it ok to leave a space betw...

Posted by Kevin Marmillion Feb. 1, 2021, 11:43 a.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 Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...insulation, rockwool or EPS . If you are doing the exterior then you can follow the procedures for exterior insulation here in page about the best way to insula...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 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’...

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