Efflorescence / Discussions

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...efflorescence. What can I do to provide some warmth down there and keep moisture from invading my sweet little old home?? Let me know if I got this right - you ...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you stop high condensation in a house?

...efflorescence, which in itself isn't really dangerous. The problem, as you know, is that its presence indicates elevated moisture levels , and there are other p...

Posted by Milly Bassier Sept. 27, 2021, 8:56 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...efflorescence (white stains) on your walls. That occurs when water around an unprotected foundation saturates the concrete (or cinder blocks if that’s what you ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...efflorescence marks on the bottom of the walls in certain areas. At one point, I was thinking of installing roxul insulation in the floor joist in the basemen...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

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

...efflorescence (moisture stains) on the walls? South Carolina can have a bit of a range of climate zones, so exactly which part are you in? You should also check...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses