Basement spray foam / Discussions

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...basement conversions and which spray foam would be best for environmental reasons to help us make a decent choice. Thanks! Insulating basements with spray foam ...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...spray foam) 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 ...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

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

...spray foam them (like you it's not our first choice but it works) or you can cut pieces of foam boards and place them between the joists and seal them with acou...

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

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

...Spray foam on rim joists of old homes is one of the few places we regularly recommend it, as any material with spray foam on it is not recyclable or re-useable ...

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

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

...foam board insulation with circumscribing spray foam in each rim joist (or maybe using purely spray foam to cover each rim joist). However, I can't tell whether...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...basements properly (which I will link below) and the idea you proposed of spray foam insulation on basement walls is not a bad one. However, spray foam itself i...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been waterproofed (4 cracks were fo...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...spray foam would be problematic (I also have heard some spray foam horror stories that make me cautious). I would cap off my efforts with a continuous running d...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...foam. Did this about 8 times and spray foamed around to prevent air infiltration. I feel good that this provide enough air block to prevent condensation. My...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...basements on your site and this answer confused me. I understood that isulating the basement (either with spray foam or EPS or XPS) acts as a moisture barrier, ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...spray foam or rigid foam and do not change the exterior waterproofing, will that stop the moisture from coming inside? Or is digging down and adding a waterproo...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...basement sqft is approx 800. Livable space: 650sqft. My plan for each surface: Concrete Foundation: Durofoam EPS (1.5" or 2"?) +wood stud with Rockwool R1...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.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

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...spraying the underside of that if you have a spray foam contractor there anyway. We would recommend you look for an installer than has switched to the new spray...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...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

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...spray foam behind it and even under it. As for sealing the floor, I would recommend a silicate densifier. It would make for a very durable and completely non-...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses