Cinderblock / Discussions

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...cinderblock home with a 2 foot over hang. I studed my inner wall, I put R13 fiberglass and sheet rock, then on the outside I tared the out side and filled most ...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

...cinderblock foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fill the block with concrete for strength, in additio...

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

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...cinderblock. We are comfortable in the winter and not too hot in the summer. If I can engineer use of a small part of the attic for both storage and a human...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...cinderblock foundation, they are not as strong as a poured concrete foundation and they rely only on the mortar between blocks and stones to hold them together,...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

This house is located in SC and is built with 8" block walls. What is the best way to insulate and apply vapor barrier. I have to install studs to the interior...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

We are looking to finish our basement next spring and one builder suggested using spray foam insulation as he says it's a good choice for insulating and sealin...

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