Flood / Discussions

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

Hello, I'm in the midst of a post-flood basement renovation and have been doing some reading on your website only recently. I'm realizing that I may have made ...

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

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...flood incident, either from inside (burst water tank) or from outside (like New Brunswick’s spring floods)? That’s more of a durability issue than wall perfor...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

We just had a rare flash flood which raised the water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carp...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...flood prone areas of Texas after hurricane Harvey. I don't think I would have to go that high though. Anyinsight is appreciated. Thanks, Mike It’s possible ...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...flood plain, you will never have to worry about it flooding. 2. Access for mechanical - I can't get my head around having to embed drains, plumbing, electrica...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...flood or is it just high humidity? If you get bulk water then you would be wise to install a drain. If it's not a finished floor then you could smash the concre...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...flood prone areas by being off the ground. They may also allow construction on soils that lack the bearing capacity needed for a footing and slab floor (a raft-...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...flood, before you start shopping for low VOC wall panels , make sure you don’t end up in the same situation again. Have you installed a sewage backup check valv...

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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?


Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...floodplain . A slab would for sure be the safest route, since crawlspaces also invite the same risks of water infiltration , and they add cost for very little b...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses