EPS foam / Discussions

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

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

...foam insulation fixes this I'll do it but my fear is that I won't know if it works as we were told that if we do spray foam, then we have to cover it up with sh...

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