Ground cover / Discussions

What is an Alternative ground cover to grass for a yard that gets wet and shady where kids play ?

...ground cover. Ideally not waiting months for it to establish (young kids would love to be out there). Considering clover, thyme, mint, fescue... Prefer plants o...

Posted by Hillary Fairbanks Sept. 4, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Exteriors - Eco-Friendly Alternatives 1 Responses

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

...cover ground include GEODESIC Dome 24' Interested in HEMP or combination for inside flooring. The plan: laydown landscape cloth Then HEMP blanket or rolls...

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...ground underneath the cabin and has about 2 feet between the ground and the floor joists. It was insulated plywood walls however over time the critters have got...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

...ground to bottom of joists is 36" If you have a three-sided foundation wall with lattice work on one side and a dirt floor, the whole underside of the house i...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...covered with 100+ years of tiny and sharp debris (lots of glass, a million half-buried lathe nails etc). I was planning on using recycled roofing EPS to cover t...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...ground. As for aesthetics, you’d need to dig gown a foot or so to lay the insulation and be able to cover it again with 6 to 8 inches of soil. So as for aesthet...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

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

...ground/walls, taping best able around mechanicals and piers - and adherred to the skim of mortar under the rim. Questions: 1) do you think an interior french ...

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

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...ground (walkout side) one wall fully below ground (opposite side) And 2 walls that grade slopes down from top of the wall (100%underground ) to bottom of the wa...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...ground to keep the concrete wet. So, adding a ‘vapor barrier’ to the outside of a concrete foundation won’t prevent it from drying, as it wasn’t going to dry an...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...ground and deposit it inside the wall. We have a few pages that will help you understand what is happening, as well how to do it properly if you decide to rep...

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

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...ground level, on any part of the foundation. The interior walls are in good condition with no evidence of moisture or mold. I was going to have the foundation...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...ground. Either there is no exterior moisture protection separating concrete from the ground and it will just stay wet forever, or it is protected from absorbi...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 23 Responses