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

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

...a room in a basement and would like to insulate four walls and the ceiling with hemp insulation. I have no idea of the cost to do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

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

...ation does a basement need? As for carrying out the work, is there a history of flooding? It would be smart to install a sump pump to avoid basement water dam...

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

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

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

...applies to all climates, but we are based in Canada ourselves and our basement construction and renovation guide pages are geared towards to the most harsh an u...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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 insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...allow condensation to form on the wood. You can learn more here about how that happens and how to avoid it – How to build and renovate basements properly so t...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...and drywall is a good idea. You may have seen it but this page shows the best way to insulate basements Building better basements: how to insulate your baseme...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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