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

...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 a basement a...

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

With a raised house how should I insulate underneath?

...ave horizontal, cedar slats across the cinder block supports. Air flow is unrestricted as these slats are about and inch and a half spacing between each. Apolog...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...anning to install and seal 2 inch eps foamboard to my basement foundation walls. From all of my reading it says that your basement foundation walls can only dry...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...basement, with tar paper against the cement wall, then studs and four inches of batt insulation and then a vapour barrier and drywall. Two years ago I noticed c...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...age has diagrams on how to build basements properly - How to insulate a basement and protect it against water damage and flooding Bulk water directed toward...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...all before installing a wood or drywall ceiling? The walls are concrete that my husband painted with a white moisture barrier product that seem best to leave al...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...ave a cottage with a crawl space near Halliburton, Ontario,Canada. It has a solid block perimeter but has a dirt floor. Also, there is a very large rock under t...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

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

...astic down as well. Once again thank you Happy to help Dave. You get a reasonably mild winter on Vancouver Island by Canadian and and many northern US standards...

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

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...ay want to do that as well at some point. An easy way to do that is with spray foam, and we specifically recommend looking for a brand that has switched ot safe...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...ames that are nailed into the cinderblocks. To leave a little space for air. But you are saying to put the boards against the wall. My frames are already put up...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 15 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...at, an interior vapour barrier is always a bad idea in basements. What condition was it in? That will give you an indication of what state the rest of your wall...

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

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...a cost effective solution to create a thermal and air barrier on our 1970s raised bungalow. We have a fully insulated (with spray foam) basement up to the rim...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...ar Laval in QC and I am replacing wood panels in my basement due to a sewer backup situation. I have asthma and would like a lost cost non toxic wall panel, tha...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...al heat from the natural gas furnace. if I replace the furnace with a heat pump and potentially also install a heat pump water heater, I expect my basement temp...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...actual ventilation in the basement apart from the drafts. There is a sink, the hot water tank with drain off and furnace, and one small window that stays closed...

Posted by Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

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

...a full basement, what are the implications of having half of the footprint as a slab, and half basement? Thanks Shaun That is a common question, and a hot...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...a raft slab from Legalett . We chose that partly for performance, but also because the house is seated on expansive soils, so a frost wall and footing would hav...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...ans a lot of heat transferred to the ground that will be about 5 or 6 °C. I have only ever heard from one Canadian with an uninsulated radiant heated slab flo...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses