Basement renovation / Discussions

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

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...basement outside, would you rest the wall sheets on the top of the metal trim of the exterior basement sheets or leave a small gap? When working with the sheets...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...basement, being a cinderblock home with a 2 foot over hang. I studed my inner wall, I put R13 fiberglass and sheet rock, then on the outside I tared the out sid...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...Basement Interior: Cold Room: Concrete portion is 90% below ground, but atop of this is blocks and then bricks. Concrete ceiling. Rest of basement: Poured Con...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...basement and is it humid? Do you have and use a stove hood, and does it vent out? Do have you have (and use) a bathroom fan? And how old is the house - do you k...

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

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...basement outside, would you rest the wall sheets on top of the metal trim of the exterior basement sheets or leave a small gap? When working with the sheets, wh...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses