How to insulate basements / Discussions

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...to allow wall to dry in the summer . I am also a bit confused about smart retarder and how they would work for basements. Basements and basement walls work ...

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

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

...to insulate and apply vapor barrier. I have to install studs to the interior of the block for seismic resistance and attach the studs to the block. The block wa...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...How to insulate a crawl space properly to avoid And before you start work, best to check if you have a radon gas problem, read more here - How to remove radon...

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

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

...how we like to do basements, and for a few more tips you could check out this page - How to Insulate Basements Properly And to address your question specifi...

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

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

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly In there you will see a few different techniques for insulating basements, whether that is insulation on the...

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?

...to bottom of first floor or stop at top of concrete? Plus, if I don't have time can I add to ( tape) floor section later. I would like to insulate the walls fir...

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

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

...How to stay on budget with renovations How to insulate a crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a C...

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

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

...tones 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 cinder...

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?

...to get damaged. Here are a couple of other relevant pages you may want to check out: How to remove Radon Gas from Crawlspaces and Basements How much ins...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...how to insulate basements properly to avoid mold, heat loss and water infiltration , see this page here - Best practices for basement construction - new home ...

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...how to build basements properly - How to insulate a basement and protect it against water damage and flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation wi...

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?

...to insulate Rim joists /cripple walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate concrete wall...

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

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

...how to fix your basement, you really would need to remove everything and start fresh. We have many pages on how to build basements properly (which I will link b...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...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 concrete or...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...to insulate and try to make it a 4 season cottage. We are not sure if I should insulate the ceiling of the crawl space or to simply try to get a floor. Some peo...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Gas in Homes

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

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

...to go is this discussion here which I think already answers all your questions - How to insulate a cinder block foundation wall properly If you don't find a...

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

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

...Toronto. We had some water issues and I've opened up the walls where I found some mould to see that the previous owners installed batt insulation directly onto ...

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