Basement / Discussions

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

...basement ceiling/first floor of my house is insulated with 3 1/2" faced fiberglass with the vapor barrier on the house side (not pointed downward toward the bas...

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

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

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...BASEMENTS MOLDY? HOW TO FIX OR PREVENT A MOLDY BASEMENT page. Shim up bottom plates to allow for water to pass under in cases of mild flooding. What do ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...basements Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly If you look at some of the diagrams in that page you will notice a few things th...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...basement walls. Then the stud framing goes on. Then additional bats or Rock Wool boards installed between the frame stuctures. I do not want to finish the basem...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...basement and the main floor as well. Do I need to do any extra insulation in the basement on the concrete floor? You will for sure need insulation below your ba...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly Preventing mold when you insulate your basement How much insulation does a basement need? Stop Basements...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses