Basement renovation / Discussions

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

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...basement renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made some mistakes and would like your advice ...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...basement. we recently learned our basement wasnt insulated properly, and probably done to hide some flaws. In response we’ve decided to rip it all out and do an...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly Preventing mold when you insulate your basement How much insulation does a basement need? Stop Basements...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral wool to the wall but air space would or should all...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 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 3 Responses

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

...Basements Moldy? Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly New blowing agents ...

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall junction to drain moisture condensate from basement walls...

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

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...basement wall, this page will help – How to fix and prevent mold in basement wall renovations The biggest problem, as you would read about in that page, is ...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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 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

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

...basement, the full footprint of a modular home built in 2003, about 26’x44’. I would like to cover the ceiling to be able to set up an artist studio in the spac...

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

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

Concrete block basement wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU)...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...basements. Basements and basement walls work differently in summer and winter than walls exposed to air . Basement walls are always cold but touching earth ...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

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

...renovation project How to stay on budget with renovations How to insulate a crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces ...

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

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...basement but it was just a quick look - I think the advice is simply based on the age of the house. It's an unfinished basement. Is spray foam the only (or ...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

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

...basement to our home has no insulation with a cinderblock wall that they have either applied white paint or drylok to, can't tell though. The basement is also a...

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