Basement / Discussions

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...basement. we recently learned our basement wasnt insulated properly, and probably done to hide some flaws. In response we’ve decided to rip it all out and do an...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What are the best windows for replacement in a basement?

...basement? When looking for high performance windows, there is no really no difference between basements and above grade walls. Basement windows are often smalle...

Posted by Chrystele Chevallier-g May 21, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...Basements are more susceptible to moisture and water damage , so you should keep that in mind when choosing insulation for basements , along with how to design ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral wool to the wall but air space would or should all...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Are slab on grade foundations cheaper than a basement?

...basements properly is more expensive than the way most basements are built (ie: doomed to fail) so the problem off the bat is that most basement advocates are b...

Posted by Jason Nov. 21, 2019, 4:12 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What do I use in a dropped basement ceiling for soundproofing?

Sound is travelling from the kitchen floor to the basement ceiling. Who do I contract to do the work. I called several people concerning this. There are a few ...

Posted by Melissa Pickett Oct. 10, 2020, 12:19 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...basements properly to avoid mold, heat loss and water infiltration , see this page here - Best practices for basement construction - new home or renovations ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.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

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...basement earlier this year and when the contractors started pulling off damaged drywall we were disgusted to find that our basement wall framing was rotten in m...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 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

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...Basement; Which is Best? Part of the problem with calculating the cost difference between a basement and slab on grade is comparing them accurately. The numbe...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 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 lower high radon levels in a basement?

...basements is to have a dedicated HRV or ERV in the basement, along with a Radostat radon sensor . The radostat in a continuously operating radon detector that w...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

I live in a cold climate - Winnipeg Manitoba, and intend to install radiant heat in the concrete slab. As my basement is below the frost line, I’m not sure if ...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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 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 I insulate my half below grade basement?

...basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Gas in Homes

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses