Insulated studs / Discussions

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...insulated with spray foam. However, if the company that makes these insulated wood studs is building them in partnership with spray foam manufacturers that ha...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...studs throughout. We decided to replace the sanitary drains and install a backwater valve. At the same time, we had weeping tile placed next to the new drains...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement 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

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

...studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concrete. And no Vapor barrier. The basement is also dry and not humid. The joists ar...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...studs, but as per usual the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps at the top. As part of an extensive home renovation we have decided to strip the walls ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...insulated wall assemly. But yes, we would put rigid foam boards against the wall THEN the stud wall, you don't want to have organic material exposed to moisture...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...studs? And did you have a performance goal in mind (as in how many inches) or a budget limitation? Best is to strip it back to the sheathing then choose an insu...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...studs and CMU wall. I was planing on the following assembly : CMU Wall (cinder blocks) Rockwool comfortboard 80 1.25” to remove few studs and slide behi...

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

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...studs. We just had bthe whole place rewired to code First of all I'm glad to hear that you've got the wiring re-done, that is a serious safety concern with such...

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

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

...insulated properly. I am considering installing foam board insulation with circumscribing spray foam in each rim joist (or maybe using purely spray foam to cove...

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

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...studs is not at all a cost-effective way to insulate a building due as you know, to the conductivity of metal. When you calculate the R value of a wall assembly...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rotting, but that as well is not a good practice. The conductivity of metal means that it will act as...

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

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

It's a fairly new house (about a year old). The concrete basement foundation walls are framed (wood), insulated, sealed with a plastic vapor barrier, but not d...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you do a Vapour Barrier in a Dense Pack Cellulose Wall?

...studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable membranes on both sides makes me nervous in combination with cellulose. In Ottawa, temp can drop t...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses