Basement renovation / Discussions

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

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 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

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

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

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

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...basement, ceiling height about 7 feet with above ground windows. Insulate from air and from water. Insualte inside and/or outside. Insulating the outside of the...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...basement up to the rim joists. This space is now wonderful to live in. However, at -40, we experience frost and freezing temperatures on the main floor in the...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

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

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

...basement Removing radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Thank you so much Mike. I am in Vermon...

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

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

...basements, and for a few more tips you could check out our page on How to Insulate Basements Properly . That's an excellent 'all one one' basement insulation sy...

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

How do you design and build a green home on a very small budget?

...basement , and to build the slab yourself if you can. It will likely be cheaper than a (properly built*) full basement foundation, and a polished concrete floor...

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

I live in Climate Zone 6 in a low humidity, cold, and snowy environment. Heating only no cooling. Currently have T1-11 siding, tar paper, R13 FB insulation, an...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

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 2 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