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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...basements properly so they don’t develop mold When you see Rockwool on basement walls, any moisture in the concrete can move right through it, as long as it i...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 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. Hi Mike and Ken, wondering whether you ever resolved this issue. I have ...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 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

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

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...basement ourselves (zone 5, Toronto) and on a budget after gutting the entire finished basement due to extensive moisture penetration and mold issues. The found...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?

...mold in between the bat and the polyiso. Did I do something wrong here? The humidity in my basement is 45%.

Posted by Tyler Norrie Feb. 9, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Basements improvements 0 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

Should I put foam boards right against my basement wall or leave an air gap?

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes If you leave an air gap then you’re at significant risk of there being an air convection behind the insula...

Posted by Elijah Hargett Jan. 9, 2021, 5:31 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 4 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

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...moldy. Read here first - Why basements are moldy and how to insulate basements properly That page will explain, but the short story is you should never have...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The smart barrier sounds fine but isn’t even really necessary since you are protecting the stud wall and i...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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