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What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carpeting. We don't plan to put carpeting back in but would like something nice looking tha...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...renovations should be carried out - https://www.ecohome.net/guides/2270/basement-renovations-how-to-prevent-mold-when-retrofitting-basements/ Having to remo...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

High humidity levels and coldness

...basement, but my idea was dismissed. I was told that I should add more insulation in the attic and insulate the walls in the basement. More work is required and...

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

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...basement renovations for more information, and Best pratices for basement construction .

Posted by Anonymous Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...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

What is the best method/order of insulating rim joists with EPS+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 your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

...basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fill the block with concrete for strength, in addition to repairing the grout. Thanks i...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:06 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...basement walls and floors – insulation, vapour barrier, finishing materials, how it is assembled, etc. If your basement currently has no finished flooring, an i...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Foam board insulation in basement

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your ...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

...basement and concrete block foundation addition. The basement is not insulated, the roof has very little insulation with vermiculite ( been tested ok) in the at...

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

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a 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

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...basements are moldy , as well as how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rottin...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...basement (walls and floor) surfaces are formed of poured concrete. One side of the basement has full-size regular casement windows, but the bottom of those wind...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Do I need ceiling fans if I have an HRV?

I have high ceilings. Will be adding an addition this summer with normal height ceilings and new stairwell to basement. Should I arrange for a ceiling fan in t...

Posted by S McIntyre April 2, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...basement. How does he arrive at this conclusion? Basement or not, you need a mechanical room, storage space, a laundry room, cold storage, etc. The way I see it...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 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

Starting from scratch in a Victorian row house: how should I heat/cool my home?

...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

Considering a slab on grade vs a basement

...basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement? Thanks Shaun Hi Shaun I've included your questions in ...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses
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