Foam on basement walls / Discussions

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

...on was added on one of the walls (all others checked and fine) condensation is building up after I waited a month or so into winter and pulled the insulation ou...

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...Foam Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards over the concrete and replace the foam in...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...oncrete and studwall a terribly idea if walls are already dry and mold free? the exterior of the basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from fi...

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

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...One year later, the moldy batt insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outsid...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...foam board insulation to cover the actual concrete walls of a basement like mine--at least when one considers that my basement concrete has already had many yea...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...one tells you that, they're wrong. It depends on your climate zone , the water table on your property , and your own personal preferences for material selection...

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

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...basement remodel. The walls are currently made up of mineral wool insulation with studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concr...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...onals, and getting a second onsite opinion is a good idea. See our pages on durable basement renovations for more information, and Best pratices for basement co...

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

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

...oncrete 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 to use the ro...

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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...on is wrong and the insulation and the plastic barrier are creating the issue. What should be done to remedy this? Replace insulation with foam insulation and h...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...ong. Preventing mold when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Ga...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...on raises pertinent points. Basements are certainly useful, but from an environmental point of view, the benefits of slab-on-grade construction over a basement ...

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

What's the difference between a slab on grade and a monolithic foundation?

...on grade and monolithic foundation are going to pretty much mean the same thing? Wrong answer Mike,slab on grade foundation form kit is only one pours !!and is ...

Posted by Ronaldo Johnitas Dec. 10, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...on how to build basements properly (which I will link below) and the idea you proposed of spray foam insulation on basement walls is not a bad one. However, spr...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...walls as well? If so – consider seating the framed walls on foam blocks, so that if there is a flood then you may keep your wood and insulation dry. Also instal...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...on't go moldy/smelly like the carpet has (and we're on a budget, and have next to no headroom.) I appreciate there's no perfect solution - but I wondered whet...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...basement wall construction is poured concrete foundation, then a full-home perimeter cripple wall, and then joist that sit atop of it on a double wood sill. (no...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...on or a quote. Do you recommend EPS or XPS. I read xps is superior to eps - less water absorption, higher r value, longer retention of its insulation properties...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses