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

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...ase though, as it is sloped to a drain, do you have another plan to deal with any bulk water that may accumulate on the floor? If you were adding stone to bring...

Posted by Louis-François Lapointe Nov. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Basements improvements 1 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

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a basement to avoid mold How to insulate an a...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...ass insulation and replace it with spray foam insulation and then apply the vapour barrier and dry wall. We are unsure as to how to proceed. Please advise. That...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 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 should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...A and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to apply any vapor barrier to the ...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 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

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 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

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 3 Responses

How do you prevent moisture from getting into a basement footing?

...and not renovating, this page about basement construction may be an even more valuable read for you. Building better basements: how to insulate your basement ...

Posted by Frank Liu June 24, 2020, 9:58 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...tom of the wall would allow you to marry it to a floor membrane and create an air seal against soil gas. As for the top of the wall, how were you going to ins...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...alls. What is the best way to insulate and apply vapor barrier. I have to install studs to the interior of the block for seismic resistance and attach the studs...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses