Moisture / Discussions

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 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 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 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 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 Mould 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

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 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 0 Responses

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

...moisture control. What is the best way to prevent rodents from getting into that space and using it as a highway

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 0 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

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

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

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

Why is there fost on underside of roof deck in overhang?

...moisture for frost to form, and I think of all the opinions here yours sounds about right. There is moisture in warm air, and remember that LEDs don’t release...

Posted by George Paul March 23, 2020, 12:10 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 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