Interior Finishing / Discussions

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...interior walls had been insulated but not on a portion of the basement walls that were not finished on the interior. I have dug down about a foot on the exterio...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...interior air quality of your home with any toxic materials that will off-gas. We have built a couple of demonstration homes in recent years and in one we used c...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...finishing the interior. The basements I have completed I have used the insulated drycore for the floor. Then 2" rigid against the foundation wall. Tape all jo...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

Hello, I would appreciate the following advice. We recently had the outside of our roof done; tar-and-gravel, we have no insulation from the inside and our c...

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

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...interior of the concrete wall to prevent the concrete from drying inwards. And I would either move the stud wall against it and enlarge the space a bit, or, I w...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...finishing basements We can help you choose the best way forward from this point, but we will need more information, so here are some questions - Where are y...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...interior right ? How would smart vapor retarder work in winter If wall gets wet from heavy rain will the membrain open up to let the wall dry to the inside? B...

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

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...interior during certain conditions. I can’t think of any condition when you would want moisture to escape from the floor, so I must be missing something… I'll b...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...interior temperatures . You will have a choice between foam panels, we would recommend EPS rigid foam instead of XPS as it is cheaper and less environmentally...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...interior perimeter to install a weeping tile and including ‘drains’ for water is a sensible idea if you have a high-water table or regular water infiltration in...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses