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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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