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

...insulate my basement wall and the embeded floor joists? Right now the home has roxul insulation in the ceiling space as sound proofing and the roxul/batt insula...

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

What is the best way to insulate exterior of older home?

I have an older home in Toronto with plaster lathe walls with no insulation behind them. I want to insulate the walls but not remove the plaster as it's still ...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

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

Our cottage is on concrete piers. The cottage crawlspace is uneven ranging from 30-36 inches. Exterior of crawlspace surrounded by pressure treated plywood ski...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...insulate a crawlspace; either you insulate the floor of the crawl space and then treat it as part of the conditioned living space (meaning heat it), or you can ...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What is the best practice to insulate a crawl space floor?

Rear porch was was enclosed. Framed walls, insulated and drywalled Crawl space has dirt floor, 3 cement block walls, open lattice wall to access crawl space,...

Posted by austin Fanning March 16, 2020, 8:55 a.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate floor in a tiny home, build on a trailer?

I am looking for best approach to insulating a deck over trailer. -frame is 2x6 steel tubing 24" oc (wheel wells under the floor frame) -ideally i do not w...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...insulated or insulated at all, they have stayed warm in previous winters. Were you to suddenly install insulation on the interior, they will no longer have as m...

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

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...insulated as the are? 2. Install Foam Boards over the concrete and replace the foam in between the studs and maybe even put the existing fiberglass batt insul...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 0 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

We want to insulate a 3 season cottage to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the spring and fall. We are putting a metal roof on and insulating on top ...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

What is the best way to insulate from the outside? Rock wool? How costly of a project is this? Here is an article that will give you a starting place about tea...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I expect to see insufficient or no insulation. After applying spray foam what is best to apply (tyvek vs. something other...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

How do insulate and integrate insulation for the wall, floor and rim joists? Details: 2-story house built 1983, located in southern Ontario (GTA). Poured con...

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

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

I am looking for advise on how to insulate CMU walkout basement with Rockwool insulation. I have one wall fully above ground (walkout side) one wall fully be...

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

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

Hello, I’m designing a FPSF in Southern Vermont (AFI 2300). I want to fully insulate the radiant slab by including 4″ XPS under the footings but this seems t...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulate-crawlspaces This is also a good time to see if you have high levels of radon gas, and to deal with it if so, read more here -

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

How do you insulate a ceiling and finish it on the inside with wood?

...insulate the inside ceiling and add wooden planks. I am concerned that this is a pro job, however, I would like to inquire as to the type of wood light in color...

Posted by antonija klotz Oct. 20, 2019, 7:31 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

I'm a tenant, not a homeowner, so I can't tear down drywall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do t...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly How to Control Radon Gas in Homes

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