Insulating basements / Discussions

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

I'm trying to insulate Rim joists /cripple walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate c...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulating and sealing the crawlspace walls and floor instead, and having it moderately heated to keep any pipes from freezing. If insulating between the joists...

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

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

...basements: how to insulate your basement properly In there you will see a few different techniques for insulating basements, whether that is insulation on the...

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

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

...Insulating the outside of the foundation is a much better idea if you can do it. Insulating the interior of a stone foundation can be risky due to the fact that...

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

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

...basements, and for a few more tips you could check out this page - How to Insulate Basements Properly And to address your question specifically, in a perfec...

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

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

...basements walls the same way they build above grade walls, without realizing that they can’t dry to the outside. So putting organic materials like wood agains...

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

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...insulating it. Many basements in older homes simply are not insulated at all, and therefore they do have higher heating bills to show for it (which is not great...

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

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...Insulating hot and cold water pipes in a home is a good idea , but isn’t as common as it should be. Your contractor could well be correct that it isn’t ‘require...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

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

...insulating basements are exterior walls, and mostly involve vapor barriers trapping moisture in with susceptible materials like typical stud walls and fiberglas...

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

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...insulating purposes? I don't know about anyone else, but personally for $60 I'd buy a twin pack and I'd test before and after especially if I lived in a potenti...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...insulating, yes, a vapour barrier at that point would be necessary as there would not have been one with the initial construction. The sleepers would mean a b...

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?

...insulating a cinderblock foundation wall for the first time when it has never been insulated can cause cracking as it suddenly experiences freezing. Butr if you...

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

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

I read your article about insulating interior basement walls, using eps or Rockwool comfort board then 2 x 4 studs with rockwool bats. I've also seen the part ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

Our house is a little over 100 years old, with a cinderblock foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fil...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:06 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...insulating I am considering seems to be a good solution for retaining warmth to the interior side of the block wall, and for avoiding another failure of the ins...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...Basements are built wrong all the time, and many contractors want to fix moldy basements by repeating the process that caused the problem in the first place. An...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which is Better? How to Choose the...

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

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

...insulating crawl spaces or basements starts with knowing the temperatures that it will be exposed to. Important to remember is that concrete block foundations a...

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