How much insulation does a basement need / Discussions

How much insulation do you need for a Basement floor in an ICF home?

...ains of BC, Canada, I would personally be putting about 6 inches below grade as well. have a look at this page here – How much insulation does a basement need...

Posted by Gary Abbott Nov. 23, 2020, 1:36 p.m. Basements 1 Responses

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

...ave frozen feet and an empty wallet from all the money you spend on your heating bills. Here is a page that details it even more- How much insulation a baseme...

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

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

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly Preventing mold when you insulate your basement How much insulation does a basement need? Stop Basements...

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

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

...how much insulation is best and how much you have room for. But in general, here is a good page to start on – How much insulation does a basement need? As f...

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

What is the best way to build a slab on grade on bedrock?

...allow for a grade beam / thickened edge exterior wall footing. A monolithic slab on grade can have concrete poured all at one time rather than have a second cos...

Posted by peter owen Oct. 31, 2019, 3:33 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...age has diagrams on how to build basements properly - How to insulate a basement and protect it against water damage and flooding Bulk water directed toward...

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

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...How Much Insulation Does a Basement Floor Need? And here is a page about slab on grade premade form kits , this is by a company called Legalett that provides ...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...ant to insulate from air and from water leaks. Any advice is apreciated. Insulating the outside of the foundation is a much better idea if you can do it. Insula...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What thickness of insulation and concrete do you recommend in a floating slab?

...insulation and the concrete for the slab and radiant floor system? Thank you. If you install only 2 inches of insulation under a slab with radiant heat in a col...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy April 21, 2021, 7:38 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

...a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. Since the slab need to be insulated all around, a buil...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...are a couple of other relevant pages you may want to check out: How to remove Radon Gas from Crawlspaces and Basements How much insulation does a basement...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

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

...alls, but can only excavate about 50% of foundation due to concrete stairs and platforms around the exterior. Not really sure what to do at this point. Read man...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...anning to install and seal 2 inch eps foamboard to my basement foundation walls. From all of my reading it says that your basement foundation walls can only dry...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What are the options for adding Exterior Roof Insulation?

...ary. A product that may actually fit your purpose is ThermalWall insulation panels if the circumstances are right. They are foam panels with a metal rail in the...

Posted by Marlo Raynolds Aug. 29, 2020, 9:19 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...ant an air barrier. I want to keep mice, bugs, water, and cold air out. I don't really care about having a nice framed drywall wall in the basement, if that doe...

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

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

...a house that old would probably have heaved and cracked if it was going to, so for a general idea I’d look at how severe the cracking is (all slabs crack a bit ...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...an installation video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Grade installation video Slab on Grade Prefabricated In...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...at would be a good place to start: Radon gas barriers for below slab floors How much insulation does a basement floor need? Basement renovations: How to p...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses