Basement moisture damage / Discussions

What’s the best insulation system for a brick/masonry basement foundation wall?

...basements And the short story is – We prefer mineral wool insulation on basement walls as it handles moisture better that fiberglass, but also don’t put a vap...

Posted by Ryan Essex Nov. 29, 2021, 8:17 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...moisture from escaping. The beauty of Rockwool Mineral wool insulation is that it is resistant to moisture damage , but trapping moisture inside will allow cond...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.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 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

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

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 42 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

...moisture damage to the framing members. Or, check out something like this vented sill plate to reduce moisture damage on basement walls . That way you keep yo...

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

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Basements are more susceptible to moisture and water damage , so you should keep that in mind when choosing insulation for basements , along with how to design ...

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

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...damage to basements including situations of high moisture and water damage requires a series of steps. What we are proposing is that you shim walls up slightly ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...basement walls go moldy and how to build basement walls that will stay dry At this point it sounds like the damage is done, but you may be able to buy yoursel...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...basements Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly If you look at some of the diagrams in that page you will notice a few things th...

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

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...moisture from entering the house in the first place. That’s the biggest mistake builders ever make, is thinking that you need to stop interior moisture from goi...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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 do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...basement foundations. Is this a cause for concern for moisture, air sealing, and different vapour methods and insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fib...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 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

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