Moisture / Discussions

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

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...moisture problem so I will be installing a moisture barrier in the crawl space this summer. The failure in the attic involved me putting insulation into the raf...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 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 2 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

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

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 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

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...moisture barrier, allowing the construction of interior walls that aren't as susceptible to mold. But here you seem to say that keeping the moisture out of the ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How to fix condensation on ceilings?

...moisture was getting trapped which lead to mould growth on the plywood at the underside of the roof. We spent $20,000 in mould abatement, new aluminum soffits, ...

Posted by Jessica Sadler Nov. 13, 2019, 11:48 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

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

...moisture to dry. I understand that any number of air barrier is acceptable, but would inner, outer, or both be preferable? Continuing my hypothesis, it seems ...

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

Installing basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall Junction to drain moisture condensate from ba...

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

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

...moisture, air sealing, and different vapour methods and insulation types? (Old Poly vapour sheet and fibreglass insulation vs new Rockwool and EPS) How do add...

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

Can I put a breathable peel and stick weather (air) barrier on the inside walls and ceiling?

...moisture to dry on the inside as to not have 2 vapour barriers, but stop any air and thus condensation. There would be no problem adding a peel-and-stick membra...

Posted by Anomika Singhn Oct. 1, 2018, 9:56 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Should I insulate my basement ceiling?

...moisture problems. It’s not a wet basement, but the block does get a bit of the white stuff gathering under the paint on the blocks. Thanks in advance If your...

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

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

...moisture only when I put a piece of plastic down. Just want to warm it up a little and keep away any smell. Can you help me. I live on Vancouver Island Unfinish...

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

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...moisture/vapour barrier laytex paint. Which EPS thickness should I go with? Concrete Slab: DMX aiflow dimple mats +(3/4" EPS, needed? ) +OSB +flooring of choi...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is There a Difference Between an Air Barrier and vapor barrier?

...moisture thawing. I'm reluctant to replace a perfectly good roof until I need to. It is a rubberized ashalpt membrane. Is there any other option available to me...

Posted by Sherri Mccormick Aug. 17, 2018, 3:24 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...moisture? At this point, I’m thinking to simply put a 6 mill poly on the dirt floor to keep the moisture out and to put rockwool in the ceiling of the crawlsp...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses