Finishing / Discussions

What is the best way to do exterior foundation styrofoam finishing?

I have never done exterior foundation insulating because I have never seen a good looking and long lasting finish. Even parging on concrete only lasts so long ...

Posted by Castor River Farm Jan. 31, 2021, 12:56 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

We have a concrete basement in decent condition that's about 20 years old in Boulder CO and having had mitigation installed for high radon levels we now want t...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Where can I get wood planks for a ceiling?

...finishing wood online , or use barn boards, the options are pretty endless. You can even cover ceilings with finishing grade plywood.

Posted by zulie alnahas Aug. 23, 2020, 6:01 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...finishing on our new Demonstration house in Wakefield QC with a formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood called PureBond from Columbia forest production, try that o...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...finishing with Tyvek, furring and wooden exterior. Usually the vapor barrier is installed on the INSIDE of the studs, not on the outside. Any molding risks ? ...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...finishing the apartment floor to be a light grey concrete floor that looks nice. The concrete was poured 8 months ago, and we are noticing some divots. We live ...

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

Why is there condensation above ground on an interior basement wall?

...finishing our basement and installed 1 inch foam insulation to the exterior wall before framing and then installing fiberglass insulation. When he began drywall...

Posted by Barb Daluisio Jan. 12, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...finishing my basement and my basement exterior walls are fully framed about 2” away from the concrete. They have mineral wool in between the stud bays but not a...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

...finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers for more details.

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...finishing you have, but proper exterior drainage and other storm water protection may solve the problem so definitely start with that and see if it solves the p...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...finishing materials there are a few ways you could go about it, like raw wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywall compou...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is a pet proof, safe and durable wood floor sealer?

...Finishing Oil for Floors, Counters & Decks Anytime you have clawed feet on a wood floor you will be at risk of scratches to the wood and the sealer, so its mo...

Posted by Gail Hagopian Oct. 13, 2020, 11:53 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

...finishing a basement to prevent flooding .

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

Hello, I would appreciate the following advice. We recently had the outside of our roof done; tar-and-gravel, we have no insulation from the inside and our c...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...finishing oil instead of varnish for reasons of air quality and durability.

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

I recently read that exposed pink fiberglass insulation is not healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built ...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...finishing coat of veneer would likely be quite impermeable as a vapour barrier as well, but since it would be sandwiched together with a normal 6 mil poly vapou...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...finishing that may help.

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses