How to insulate a basement / Posts

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

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...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

High humidity levels and coldness

...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

What is the best method/order of insulating rim joists with EPS+batts?

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

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...ant to look into a sewage backup valve, and take steps to manage storm water runoff from your roof. These pages may be of help: How to insulate a baseme...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...ails and maybe we can help a bit more. How to insulate a cinder block wall basement Removing radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How...

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

How to remove moisture/condensation from basement walls

...and this page on why basements are moldy , as well as how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop...

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

Insulating walkout basement made of CMU Wall with a 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?

...to itself, maybe start that on a separate question thread with details about the current assembly you plan to keep and details about the one you plan to add and...

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

Slab-on-grade instead of Pressure treated wood foundation

...aterials to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Below are a few pages to read over, and again, please explain a bit better what you are being told about foundati...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Foam board insulation in basement

...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

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 1 Responses

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

...anywhere in Canada or the middle to upper US states, it would be foolish not to insulate a basement floor of a new home under construction. In Manitoba, Canada,...

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

Insulating under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation

...ave, and that the more you insulate, the less heat will escape, increasing the risk of damage. And the way to mitigate that risk is to install a perimeter skirt...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...a fairly common mistake. In most regional climates across Canada, ventilating a crawlspace will not reduce moisture problems, it will add to them as warm and hu...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Considering a slab on grade vs a basement

...at about a hybrid - we don't need a full basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement? Thanks Shaun Hi...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...alled a Legalett air-heated floor, below is a link to an installation video as well as a few other resources on slabs. Legalett Solar Air Heated Slab on Gra...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...at logic also translate to selecting a foam board insulation to cover the actual concrete walls of a basement like mine--at least when one considers that my bas...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses
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