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 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

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 15 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 3 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 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 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

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

I'm installing basement drain system and the contractor wants to install vents through the concrete floor at the wall junction to drain moisture condensate fro...

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

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...moisture affect this area and how would be the best way to control the moisture. This building is in central Alberta so temps range from -35 C to +35 C. Convert...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...moisture. Same for the rigid insulation, EPS and XPS will stop moisture, Rockwool will let it pass right through, read more here - Choosing the right rigid in...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 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

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