Basement renovations / Discussions

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 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 do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

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Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 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 Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 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

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

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

...basement windows before he installed the insulation in the basement. Subsequently it probably rained and moisture got in through the unsealed basement windows. ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

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 6 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 are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement? Thanks Shaun That is a common question, and a hot topic ...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

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Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 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

How do you remove moisture and 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

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 Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...basement with 3 sides at or below grade. The two sides of the house have poured concrete step foundation down toward the rear with framed walls on top. The fram...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 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

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