Flooding / Discussions

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

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. If you don’t already have a sump pump I would suggest you install one, and even consider installing a battery backup, since heavy rains are often ac...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 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 I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

We have a self-adhesive membrane on the outside wall of our foundation but the water enters through the joint between the walls and the floor. How can I waterp...

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

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

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

...flooding. 2. Access for mechanical - I can't get my head around having to embed drains, plumbing, electrical, etc in concrete as opposed to putting it under f...

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


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

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...Flooding is a growing concern as major weather events regularly destroy basements entirely, so our conclusion is only reinforced by the amount of renovations th...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...flooding from washers or water heaters, so it won’t solve your problem either. From our understanding of your problem, unfortunately what we would consider a ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...flooding, you will still be at risk. A slab on grade house on high ground will safeguard your home against extreme weather events in a changing climate . If y...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...flooding before or do you have a high water table? And will you be putting in a sump pump? That’ always a really good idea and a wise investment for avoiding fu...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses