Basement moisture damage / Discussions

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 do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...moisture. Your current design is very much inline with how we like to do basements, and for a few more tips you could check out our page on How to Insulate Base...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...moisture damage , so it can be a bit of a canary in the coal mine in terms of basement moisture damage since it will show damage quicker than solid wood and mos...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What should I look for if I want to buy a slab on grade house?

...damaged in anyway. Slabs also tend to be closer to the ground that a standard foundation, so I would inspect the bottom of the siding to see if there is moist...

Posted by terry northcott March 25, 2019, 11:02 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...moisture damage and when it is wet it offers very little in insulation value. You’d be better with an insulation like foam or Rockwool (Roxul) that is not affec...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 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 2 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...moisture is. But running all the way down the wall to create a puddle on the floor is quite a lot. What you really need to do is address the high level of humid...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...basement renovations for more information, and Best pratices for basement construction . Hi, I am reading everything about basements on your site and this answe...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...basements, as it is susceptible to moisture damage. EPS rigid foam boards or Rockwool would be a better alternative. Both are more suitable for potentially humi...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...basement ' particularly when people are doing basement renovations and energy efficient upgrades . The honest question, is there simply is no single 'best way' ...

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