Insulate a basement / Discussions

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...ate a drainage route for any water that may accumulate on the foundation wall and drain to the floor. This would also have the advantage of creating a radon gas...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...an that there was no vapour barrier afterwards/ that would actually be a bit better. There was usually a poly vapour barrier installed after the insulation and ...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...ase though, as it is sloped to a drain, do you have another plan to deal with any bulk water that may accumulate on the floor? If you were adding stone to bring...

Posted by Louis-François Lapointe Nov. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...against it rather than leaving an airspace. The point being, if you leave an airspace and the wall is not sealed, sounds to me there is a chance you may have an...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...at-chapter-6-basement-insulation/15639#a6-2 " I want to use a professional company to spray foam the joist area while using XPS ridgid boards for the wall and...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...and partial wall. Should I: 1. Install Foam Board Insulation over the bare concrete and leave the framed walls insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...arated by wood stud? Many thanks. We often get asked ' whats the best way to insulate a basement ' particularly when people are doing basement renovations and...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...at basement walls as one singular wall rather than as an above grade and a below grade portion. Granted, there will what some will consider a ‘bit too much’ o...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...at is a common place for air leakage and thermal bridging, so if you can at least insulate there then you would be ahead of the game. That can be done a few way...

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

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...a foam board insulation to cover the actual concrete walls of a basement like mine--at least when one considers that my basement concrete has already had many y...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

how do I find pricing on hemp insulation?

...a room in a basement and would like to insulate four walls and the ceiling with hemp insulation. I have no idea of the cost to do so.

Posted by Goober Pyle March 16, 2021, 1:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a basement to avoid mold How to insulate an a...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...ation walls. There is a full basement and the ceiling height is about 7 feet with above ground windows. I want to insulate from air and from water leaks. Any ad...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...anada in a 1959 bungalow and the basement is always humid and the dehumidifier runs constantly. It also costs a fortune to heat. I was advised to insulate the t...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...a final method of insulating. The reason I suggest that, is that if your walls have not been well-insulated or insulated at all, they have stayed warm in previo...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:23 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...ant to insulate it. I have put the Rock Wool in the rim joices. I had one panel of styrofoam board that was left over. I put it up against the basement wall. Wh...

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

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

...ade is a very different beast that building above grade, and the most common mistake builders make is building basements walls the same way they build above gra...

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

What's the difference between EPS and GPS insulation?

...a 4' x 8' x 1" thick board, called GPS. Do you have a webpage about GPS insulation? I want to insulate my existing basement concrete floor, on top of it. I have...

Posted by Ronald Tetrault Feb. 3, 2021, 5:22 p.m. 0 Responses