Basement mold / Discussions

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 8 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...basements properly to avoid mold, heat loss and water infiltration , see this page here - Best practices for basement construction - new home or renovations ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...basement as it can lead to condensation forming. Is your dehumidifier a fairly modern one that shows a reading of the current levels of relative humidity? Its...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a basement to avoid mold How to insulate an a...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...mold when you insulate your basement That's the science 'for dummies' behind it, and more directed for renovations. there is a page for building basements pro...

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

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...mold - should I be worried? What can I do to stop it - or is condensation on our windows just a part of living in Michigan in winter? Condensation on double-gla...

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

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...basement articles then you know we think EPS and Rockwool are both great options for basements, though they behave very differently. For any other readers, catc...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...basements, and for a few more tips you could check out this page - How to Insulate Basements Properly And to address your question specifically, in a perfec...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...basements and crawl spaces Solutions: The first thing we would recommend is removing the wet and moldy fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass is quite susceptibl...

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

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...mold when finishing basements , that’s one of our building guide pages that will help you pick a method. Read those over and get back to us, we can for sure set...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...basement if you do decide to do some more work on it. Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing mold when you insulate ...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?

...basement, as in - is it finished or unfinished, are there leaks, mold, mildew etc. I'm just a bit stumped between 'concrete wicking moisture' and 'water leaks'....

Posted by Frank Liu July 4, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

I live in a cold climate - Winnipeg Manitoba, and intend to install radiant heat in the concrete slab. As my basement is below the frost line, I’m not sure if ...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 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

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...moldy batt insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been w...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 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

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which is Better? How to Choose the...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses