Basement renovation / Discussions

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 insulate a concrete block house?

I purchased a home built in the 50's. The exterior is brick. I removed some interior paneling expecting to find a wood frame celtex and empty wall cavities. I ...

Posted by kent wardecke Oct. 17, 2020, 11 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...basement remodel. The walls are currently made up of mineral wool insulation with studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concr...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...basement. Please inform me re: winterizing it to a 4 season cottage. We have capacity for a gas furnace. A contractor said we did not need to insulate the...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 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

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

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 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

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...basement) 2x6 framed with vaulted ceilings (standard scissor trusses). It was built in the mid 1990s to the R-2000 standard. I am looking to take it to a passiv...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can houses built on screw piles move?

My 560 sq.ft. Knotty Pine Cabin sits on screw piles and rocks in high wind and a little during the stat of the spin cycle on the washing machine. Should I be c...

Posted by Pamela Douglas June 23, 2020, 1:18 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 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 hydronic radiant heating be a complete heating solution for a home?

...renovation project? If you are looking to install a hydronic radiant floor on top of a subfloor that sounds like you have a foundation, is that correct? Radiant...

Posted by Jeremy Peters Dec. 16, 2019, 1:13 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

...basement I'm wondering whether we replace the existing system and install an electric wire system from within the garage. We have solar so the cost is less impo...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...basement. Main and 2nd floor have wood floors that I don't intend to change. Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is ...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...basement etc . That way you can apply your renovation budget to the most pressing issues. If you are talking about solar panels as well in this upgrade that tel...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house by square foot?

...renovation or house build And here is a short list of things that affect building cost - 1– Corners are expensive: A square house with four corners is che...

Posted by Mike D Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...basements . The problem is then that you really shouldn’t walk on it much or risk perforating it. That would be a cheaper solution and likely quite a bit more...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 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