Flooding / Discussions

Are your prefab kit homes available in Central Florida?

...flooding and heat resistant kit homes? You can see our prefab modular kit houses available across Canada and the US here There has been a lot of demand for ho...

Posted by Johali Mathews Sept. 6, 2021, 3:40 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...flooding. What do you mean by that? Are you saying don't put the studs all the way down to the floor? Because water needs to be able to get behind the wall?...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

...flooding. We had a company pour a new 2-3 inch slab on top of the existing slab over that half of the basement. The 2x4 stud wall that was placed up against the...

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

What is the best flood prevent system for a home?

...flooding . Hopefully that helps, I suspect that smart sewage backup and alarm system may give you that added bit of confidence but let us know. Hooked up to m...

Posted by Dawn Wlezien July 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...flooding, but if you’re building a basement I would install a sump pump with a battery backup, a drain around the exterior, eaves troughs that take water far fr...

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?

...flooding. See more choices here on our flooring page - Where to find non-toxic durable green flooring materials If you don’t already have a sump pump I woul...

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation will also raise the water table, so it's not a great surprise that it will find its way up through the ju...

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

What's cheaper for total building costs, slab on grade or basement?

...flooding, because – if you dig a hole, nature will try to fill it. That’s just the reality of this world. You can do your best to mitigate the risk of basement ...

Posted by tony wolff Dec. 24, 2020, 3:09 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...Flooding - Flood Prevention, Pumps & Alarms

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...flooding? Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my post. The basement floor / area is not finished, nor is it used as a living space. The height fr...

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

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...flooding? It would be smart to install a sump pump to avoid basement water damage before you install a new floor. And as for best technique, see this page her...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...flooding and no exterior drain or water protection. See here for info on durable basement construction techniques: Best practices for basement construction in...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...flooding. Perhaps I didn't phrase the question well. The objective, after the rebuild, is that the house will rest 2-3 feet higher than it was prior to putting ...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...flooding, moisture levels, mold or no mold, etc, whatever you can tell us will help us help you pick a solution. Hi Mike and Ken, wondering whether you ever r...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

...flooding and is essential for a basement, but it only deals with rising water tables or interior flooding from washers or water heaters, so it won’t solve your ...

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

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

...flooding issues, either from bulk water, or just high water tables?

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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...flooding?

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