EPS foam / Discussions

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...foam glued to concrete then wood glued to foam will last. The stud wall can be screwed to the ceiling and the floor, which makes the foam adhesive obsolete on...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...EPS is mostly air (3% plastic?), affordable, does a great job, permeable, that it's hard to beat. If i was adamant about not using plastics/oil - and as wood ...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...EPS panels that encapsulate probably double stud light frame steel construction. Light frame steel definitely sweats if left too close to the cold side, and wil...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam Rockwool isn’t harmed by moisture and it lets moisture move right through it, which is a very good thing to use for an e...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...EPS foam foundation kit, all you need to do is parge it. See below the slab under construction.

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...EPS foam insulation would prevent moisture from migrigrating up from the ground where it can cause mold. A couple of questions and we can help more – Where are ...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...foam strip! So - as we want to use the space in the basement, what are the suggested steps to reduce the humidity? What should we put on the uninsulated floor...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...EPS foam and then a new subfloor on top. Below is a thermal image of what your floor would currently look like on the left, 2.5 inches of insulation in the mi...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...EPS with perforated foil is going to be more breathable than say, EPS with un-perforated foil, but a breathable house wrap and Rockwool is still a safer route. ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam There are rigid insulation boards that will act as the insulation only, insulation and air barrier only, or all in one -...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...foam insulation, which leads to my questions: Should I put the rigid foam on the cellar side or the crawlspace side? Should I use a low-permeability foam ...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms work?

...EPS foam base that has holes that line up with those in the box, so in the even of a surface flood from a water heater or washing machine, any water that finds ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...EPS foam would in itself act as a vapor barrier and react as you suggest, but with dense packed cellulose insulation, moisture would migrate thought the wall in...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses