Concrete sealant / Discussions

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

I finished a basement for a contractor and what we did was put tar paper on the concrete walls the left about 3/4 to an inch of air space than a 2x4 wall I thi...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...concrete slab for new flooring with regards to both radon mitigation and the material health - low VOCs. The basement is from a 2012 build -- the slab is 4” c...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...concrete foundation. Floor joists sit atop the foundation wall on a rim joist wood-sill assembly (not imbedded in concrete). I have removed existing drywall, 2x...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...concrete floor and up against the wall as well. If so, it would be best to remove it if you still can since the concrete will continue to absorb moisture and in...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

...concrete has sufficiently dried or if the concrete is not well-sealed from the ground it will absorb moisture over time and possibly cause problems, meaning the...

Posted by Steven P. Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Alternativ for Garage Epoxy - Considering both look & economically?

...concrete floor sealer that is non-toxic and durable would be silicate densifier sealers, see more here – How to seal and polish concrete floors with non toxic...

Posted by Kamatchi Kavi Feb. 21, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 4 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...concrete floor that looks nice. The concrete was poured 8 months ago, and we are noticing some divots. We live on a remote island with no specific concrete floo...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...sealants - A bare concrete floor is porous and will stain very easily, it will also continue to add a fine dust to your house through normal wear so if you're p...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Sept. 18, 2020, 3:11 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

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

...concrete foundation wall (so the wood is not touching the concrete), and they laid down some plastic on the floor so the studs don't touch the concrete floor. M...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 34 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...concrete block foundation, with a channel at the bottom for drainage, either a surface drain in the concrete, or we would remove the concrete from the floor alo...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses