Moisture / Discussions

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

I bought a duplex that was built in 1978 in Indiana. It gets moisture on ceiling so bad during winter when temps drop below 20 degrees that it will run down th...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you fix moisture problems in basement?

...moisture damage to the framing members. Or, check out something like this vented sill plate to reduce moisture damage on basement walls . That way you keep yo...

Posted by John rodrigues Nov. 27, 2020, 8:50 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...moisture from getting into the concrete wall from footing? thanks! Great question, and yes, moisture from the ground will be absorbed through the footing of a...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...moisture damage , so it can be a bit of a canary in the coal mine in terms of basement moisture damage since it will show damage quicker than solid wood and mos...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

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

...moisture from entering the house in the first place. That’s the biggest mistake builders ever make, is thinking that you need to stop interior moisture from goi...

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

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

...moisture from the ground. Either there is no exterior moisture protection separating concrete from the ground and it will just stay wet forever, or it is prot...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 22 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...moisture and water management on the outside (a drainage matt), so with the concrete being porous it will continue to absorb moisture from the ground and deposi...

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

Can basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...moisture comes through the concrete it will have nowhere to go. Perhaps I am missing something here but seems to me over time behind the eps will be wet as th...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...moisture in the dirt from evaporating into the air. But one question first, where are you located? Are you in a high-risk area for Radon contamination? If so th...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

...moisture problems, as lumber usually arrives fairly wet and it often gets left in the rain before it is closed in and protected. I think part of your problem he...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...moisture. Is there anything else I could do to remedy problems? Is your vapour barrier laying directly on the concrete floor? I’m just not sure of the positioni...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...moisture issue is coming from. If it's a poured concrete floor and it has no vapor barrier beneath then that will for sure be a source of moisture, but a dehumi...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...moisture coming through the slab will not be trapped beneath the flooring. Is your slab built already? It should be protected from ground moisture as well as in...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What type of insulation should I use ?

1820 farmhouse..2nd floor I heated...restoring 1st floor bedroom ceiling leaving beams exposed. What is best insulation that will be moisture, fire retardant, ...

Posted by Dawn Wood Feb. 5, 2021, 12:02 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...moisture problems under cottage contribute to moisture inside cottage? We would like to reduce moisture and keep the cottage as warm as possible because we are ...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

I am having an older home resided. At this point there is no strapping between the sheathing and siding, but I want that added to help with moisture control. W...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...moisture, where Polyiso can be negatively affected by exposure to moisture and there is often a lot of that, or bulk water infiltration in basements. The part...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

is a double vapor barrier on a South Florida roof bad?

...moisture in the roof deck causing long term issues given Naples is hot and humid. I was of impression open cell foam is an air barrier but not a vapor barrier...

Posted by Arthur Moore April 6, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses