Insulate a basement / Discussions

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

...and not renovating, this page about basement construction may be an even more valuable read for you. Building better basements: how to insulate your basement ...

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

Can you help me choose between a slab on grade and pressure treated wood foundation?

...althy indoor air quality. Below are a few pages to read over, and again, please explain a bit better what you are being told about foundations and we can probab...

Posted by Margot Simonot May 20, 2019, midnight Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...ation Does a Basement Floor Need? And here is a page about slab on grade premade form kits , this is by a company called Legalett that provides slab on grade ...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...ause of your problem is actually the inclusion of ventilation, which is a fairly common mistake. In most regional climates across Canada, ventilating a crawlspa...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...alls will basically become a veneer. Can I apply a paint vapor barrier, and which side of the block should I apply it to? Foundation made of CMUs (aka Cinder bl...

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

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...as an air barrier, then install Larsen trusses, cellulose and a breathable house wrap membrane you would be far better off than the idea of an exterior vapor ba...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...ant to be clear what your plan is – you have a concrete foundation, a portion of block foundation and an above grade brick wall that you want to insulate? And y...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...avings you would gain. It’s a tough equation! Here is a general page that helps determine the right amount of insulation in any climate – What is the right am...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses