Basement mold / Discussions

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...basement and prevent it all going moldy and rotten again but comply with code? Unfortunately, your situation is pretty common. Basements are built wrong all the...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...mold forms in basements and how to avoid it – Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements We can help you choose the best way forward...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...mold or no mold, etc, whatever you can tell us will help us help you pick a solution.

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...basements are moldy - how to fix & prevent mold in homes We would love to help, and I think you could really stand for a second opinion before you move ahead,...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 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

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...mold free? the exterior of the basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral wool to the wall bu...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...basement vapor barrier is - Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes A dehumidifier is a good thing to have in a basement but it won’t do...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...basement wall and eventually refinish the interior walls of the basement in a different manner to rectifiy this problem longterm? Insulating a cinder block (or ...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...basement (walls and floor) surfaces are formed of poured concrete. One side of the basement has full-size regular casement windows, but the bottom of those wind...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...mold. The home also had tubing installed in basement concrete floor for future infloor heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

I recently read that exposed pink fiberglass insulation is not healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built ...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...basement walls. 3 of which where exterior and 1 was just dividing the finished area and utilites. I found mold behind the wood paneling, sheetrock, 2x4 wood stu...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...basement. We would like to take down the top of the house and rebuild on the basement. What do I need to do to make sure it's stable? The house has been there a...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent moisture from getting into a basement footing?

...basement construction may be an even more valuable read for you. Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly In there you will see a f...

Posted by Frank Liu June 24, 2020, 9:58 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 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 4 Responses

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...basement thoroughly insulated with no thermal bridging and a reduced chance of mold forming compared to standard basement construction methods.

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 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

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...moldy as quickly as possible. Either way, if you are getting mold and you have a stud wall with batt insulation against concrete then I don’t see a whole lot of...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses