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 can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...to a 2ft wide ledge and then the old stone foundation. 1 side is an exterior wall; 3 sides are crawl space beyond the stone. A lot of heat is lost through unins...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 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 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

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 you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...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 they don’t develop m...

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

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...to lay poly on the ground? my house backs up to a canal leading to a river and there is no draiage issues. Thank you in advance. I can’t speak to where you coul...

Posted by Kevin Marmillion Feb. 1, 2021, 11:43 a.m. Basements improvements 3 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 2 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 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

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

Why are half of my basement walls are not insulated and should I add insulation?

...to the concrete but the bottom half of the walls are left uninsulated. I have a wood framed 2x4 wall an inch off the concrete. How should I insulate the bottom ...

Posted by Jake Morel Dec. 28, 2020, 8:58 p.m. Basements improvements 0 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 finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...to cover the ceiling to be able to set up an artist studio in the space and I am wondering what is the best way to cover up the insulation without boxing in the...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses