How to prevent mold / Discussions

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...to strip all this smelly mess out, we tried to get quotes off contractors to refinish the basement but they all want to replace what we had with the same thing ...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...how much insulation), and will it be heated? Here are a few pages on how to build a slab on grade properly . There you will find all you need about slab on gr...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...how to insulate crawl spaces – How to insulate crawlspaces properly Venting a crawlspace can be a problem if there is high humidity outdoors and that humid ...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...to get damp and moldy. What can i do to stop this? We get a lot of questions about how to fix crawlspace floors that are humid and moldy. The following page w...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...to the outside. This page will help you understand why mold forms in basements and how to avoid it – Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing ...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...to clean a large area yourself due to the health risks are too great. You can contact the CMHC for a list of qualified professionals. How to clean mold in sma...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

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

...towards protecting foundation walls from moisture in the ground, but footings seem to be neglected for some reason. Just to clarify, is it safe to assume that y...

Posted by Frank Liu June 24, 2020, 9:58 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...To be clear- we don’t perform work so I’m not trying to tap into your budget to fill it, just trying to find the best path forward for you. Insulating it woul...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...to start for you - How to Insulate a Crawlspac and Prevent Mold An inch of foam on crawlspace walls is good, but 2 inches would be better. Think about the r...

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...tor) should read - Why basements are moldy - how to fix & prevent mold in homes We would love to help, and I think you could really stand for a second opini...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...How to build a basement properly for energy efficiency and to prevent mold

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Where can I find a professional to remove mold from a basement?

...to help with the mold removal, but use that same vetting process for finding a contractor to carry out the work to rebuild. To that end, we would also suggest y...

Posted by Lorna Fraser Oct. 29, 2021, 8:06 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...how to prevent the problem. I am looking for a strategy to remediate the mould issue on the particle board. Thanks Newly constructed walls can be subject to moi...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes As for vapor barriers on basement walls, as you would read in the page above, that’s always a bad idea. The ground i...

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

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

...how to prevent mold when finishing basements , that’s one of our building guide pages that will help you pick a method. Read those over and get back to us, we c...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...to check. This particular wall is not buried fully like the rest (due to slope of property) and it is exposed to the outside temps top to bottom from the outsid...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Our 20 year old Venmar air exchange machine broke

...prevent mold from forming. Once you have settled this issue, its important to keep machines running efficiently, here is a page about how to keep your HRV clean...

Posted by Julie Levy Sept. 3, 2021, 3:22 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes A dehumidifier is a good thing to have in a basement but it won’t do much to remove moisture from the other side of ...

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