French drain / Discussions

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...french drain or any drain sytem. I believe Im right when saying that that space between the block and barrier has to breath for the moisture to dry. I have th...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...french drain and sump pump, one side exterior waterproofing, and one side with no waterproofing but also no moisture penetration issues. Our plan after consulti...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...drainage, ideally outside but if not inside. On your questions: 1 I would for sure want an interior French drain directed towards a sump pump given the water ...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...drainage issues you are talking about, so a possible alternative would be to install a raft slab, which is a slab on grade that distributes the weight evenly ov...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

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

...french drains that aren’t working anymore. A contractor gave me a price for excavating the outside and replacing the drains but that is very expensive. Someone ...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...drainage, either a surface drain in the concrete, or we would remove the concrete from the floor along the perimeter and install a French drain. That way you ke...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?

...french drains to alleviate the ground water issue for future major storms. That means we'd need to cut the studs anyway. If we do that, we could technically sli...

Posted by Nick Trotta Sept. 20, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 7 Responses