How to insulate basements / Discussions

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 2 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 finish basement walls?

...hows the best way to insulate basements Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly If you look at some of the diagrams in that page y...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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

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

...to look into a sewage backup valve, and take steps to manage storm water runoff from your roof. Here are more pages that may be of help: How to insulate...

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

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...how to mitigate radon gas – How to insulate crawl spaces properly How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 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 how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they ...

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

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...insulated concrete forms) that would argue in favour of basements, including bottom to top ICF walls; those builders would argue there isn’t a great difference ...

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

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

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 3 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...to use the room more. It's currently completely unfinished, nothing on the walls - what's the best way for us to finish and insulate our basement so it's easy t...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...to piece the XPS to follow the contour of the transition to the narrower block. Option 2 is to just have the XPS go ‘straight up’ to the floor joists above, not...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...to make sure your dehumidifier is working properly and is sized properly for the volume of air you are trying to condition. Here is our page on How to Insulat...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 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 radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...to allow the water to flow to the sump. Then a radon-rated vapor barrier on ground/walls, taping best able around mechanicals and piers - and adherred to the sk...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...tor was used to doing? Basements are often moldy, and unfortunately even after basement renovations are completed because people usually rebuild them in the sam...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses