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

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 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 our page on How to Insulate Basements Properly . That's an excellent 'all one one' base...

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

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

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 high humidity levels in a basement?

...insulated basements are a heat sink, so best is to make sure they are both done. The only reason to insulate the joists above your head in the basement is if yo...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulate-crawlspaces This is also a good time to see if you have high levels of radon gas, and to deal with it if so, read more here - http://www.ecohome.net/...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your ...

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

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...tomatically inflates the balloon to block the pipe, then pings your phone to tell you about it. Then you should read this page about how to build basements prop...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...to yours. The image on the left is uninsulated, and you can see by the extended colour gradient below the concrete from warm to cold is evident to a depth of ma...

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

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...to help choose products as well as how to finish your basement if you do decide to do some more work on it. Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent ...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...how to do it properly if you decide to repair it. See our page about how insulation works , and this page on why basements are moldy , as well as how to insulat...

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

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

...to heat. I was advised to insulate the top portion of the foundation (the top third) but the wall is not insulated at all. And on the bottom of the walls there ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...tore, I don't want to grow them in my walls. So start here with the building science basics, we've made it simple (and even fun we think) to learn - How to pr...

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