Mold resistant insulation / Discussions

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

...insulation without physically seeing the wall, but the poly won't do you any harm. It will help prevent mold, and it will help with heating costs a bit since it...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

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

...Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The smart barrier sounds fine but isn’t even really necessary since you are protecting the stud wall and insulation ...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...mold resistant. He put special draining paper on it and put gravel up against it but it already smells like mold. It is just framed. Is it possible to finish th...

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

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...mold resistant primer (pressure treated and sill gasket for anything touching concrete), with 1 inch air gap between block wall (or waterproofing membrane) and ...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...insulation (in Ontario) for cubbies 16", 2-3" thick. Has to be super clean, no off gassing, mold resistent. Also, suggestions for best air exchanger set up fo...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses

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

...mold As for applying the EPS rigid insulation, I wouldn’t worry too much either way about air gap or no air gap, because concrete walls aren’t perfectly unifo...

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

How do you insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...insulation is that it is resistant to moisture damage , but trapping moisture inside will allow condensation to form on the wood. You can learn more here about ...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...insulation with vapour barrier break under the bottom plate and over the insulation on the interior warm side and then drywall over top, the vapour didn't end u...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...insulation, and airtightness. Our first suggested assembly for interior basement insulation would be a vapor barrier membrane directly against the concrete bl...

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

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...mold resistant paint; floor painted. Auto dehumidifier always on 24/7 year after year; fan oscillating at rear of basement; try to keep humidity around 55%. Had...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses