How much insulation does a basement need / Discussions

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...ase write back and include details about your basement walls and floors – insulation, vapour barrier, finishing materials, how it is assembled, etc. If your bas...

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?

...ate a cinder block wall basement Removing radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Thank you so m...

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

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 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

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

...are at risk of freezing and cracking. Here is a page to start with that will explain that better – How to insulate a cinderblock foundation wall Insulating ...

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

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...andards than building code and will require that you add a slab vapor barrier, and to achieve LEED for Homes Certification a Radon barrier radon evacuation stac...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...ass insulation, and tar paper everywhere except laundry room, mechanical area, and beside stairs. Total basement sqft is approx 800. Livable space: 650sqft. M...

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

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...Absolutely, make a home as well-sealed as you can and let your ventilation equipment do their job. A poor air barrier and lots of air leakage can account for 1/...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses