How to insulate a basement / Discussions

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...an that there was no vapour barrier afterwards/ that would actually be a bit better. There was usually a poly vapour barrier installed after the insulation and ...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

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

...and stones to hold them together, which are at risk of freezing and cracking. Here is a page to start with that will explain that better – How to insulate a c...

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

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...at is a common place for air leakage and thermal bridging, so if you can at least insulate there then you would be ahead of the game. That can be done a few way...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...ate a drainage route for any water that may accumulate on the foundation wall and drain to the floor. This would also have the advantage of creating a radon gas...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...ation system (old) adjacent to another (new) and only separated by wood stud? Many thanks. We often get asked ' whats the best way to insulate a basement ' pa...

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

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...at and air is leaking in and out and see what reasonable measures I could take to insulate or prevent air leaks. We paid around $200 for an audit and discovered...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...and partial wall. Should I: 1. Install Foam Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...basement just part of the conditioned space of the home, and insulate both the floor and walls. Here is a page that may be helpful about how to insulate a basem...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...to treat basement walls as one singular wall rather than as an above grade and a below grade portion. Granted, there will what some will consider a ‘bit too m...

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

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

...a SIP wall, the foam boards will act as a vapor barrier and the thermal barrier. For an air seal, you may want to actually do that first, which could be a simpl...

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

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 3 Responses

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

...anada in a 1959 bungalow and the basement is always humid and the dehumidifier runs constantly. It also costs a fortune to heat. I was advised to insulate the t...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...ames that are nailed into the cinderblocks. To leave a little space for air. But you are saying to put the boards against the wall. My frames are already put up...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970s raised bungalow. We have a fully insulated (with spray foam) basement up to the rim...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...ains what a mistake a basement vapor barrier is - Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes A dehumidifier is a good thing to have in a ba...

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

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

...basements walls the same way they build above grade walls, without realizing that they can’t dry to the outside. So putting organic materials like wood agains...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...age has a video about how to build passive solar homes , where you can see how we raised the level of the slab with clean compactible fill, exactly as you would...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses