Insulating old walls / Discussions

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...insulating on top of the old one. Is it better to insulate the rest of the cottage from inside or the outside? And what kind of insulation is better? The inside...

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

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...old with block walls in the basement. we recently learned our basement wasnt insulated properly, and probably done to hide some flaws. In response we’ve decided...

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

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

...walls in basements have read about three methods using EPS & batt with slightly different orders. Plan to insulate concrete walls with 2" of EPS, with 2x4 frami...

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

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

...old walls . And here's another page all about how best to insulate exterior walls from the outside on older homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and ...

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

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...Insulating the exterior walls of older homes has to be done carefully so you don’t trap moisture. I would recommend you use some sort of mineral wool / rock w...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Any suggestions for improving insulation of a unique concrete building?

...walls of old homes If as a heritage project insulating the outside is out of the question, I would honestly consider putting that investment into an extremely...

Posted by Andrew Hurst Feb. 25, 2021, 4:54 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...old climate like Chicago, the freeze / thaw cycle can cause them to crack. So insulating the exterior of a painted brick wall is actually a good idea to help pr...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...walls - what's the best way for us to finish and insulate our basement so it's easy to heat and doesn't get mold problems in the future? We're thinking of doing...

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

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

...old house near Toronto and told me that they wouldn't recommend installing any insulation in the basement because it could cause freeze-thaw damage to the found...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Is it a good or bad idea to spray foam directly on the interior of shiplap siding?

...old house and there is NO sheathing - just the finish siding. When you are insulating the exterior walls of a home to improve energy efficiency, you have to mak...

Posted by MITCHELL KOCH Aug. 21, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...walls, and insulate the roof. What is the best product to proceed with? Should vermiculite be removed of put Rockwool over? Or another product? Thanks. Br...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...old when insulating a basement Then, send that link to prospective contractors and if they don’t get it, call another one. For your specific case though, we n...

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

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

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

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

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the studs and insulate. There is family debate about taking the ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...old timber of its 3 layers of siding and re-insulating and leak-sealing the exposed cavities from the outside. I will be re-sheathing it, and double strapping i...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We took down our insulated wall panels...

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

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

...old, with a cinderblock foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fill the block with concrete for strength...

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

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

...old. My plan is to fully demo the basement walls and start from scratch. I've been getting mixed opinions online about properly insulating the "rim joist". ...

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