Mold / Discussions

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

...moldy. What can i do to stop this? We get a lot of questions about how to fix crawlspace floors that are humid and moldy. The following page will help you com...

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

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...mold: According to CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation): as a guideline they consider an area of one square meter or less affected by mold as a ‘small...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...mold behind the vapor barrier. The scariest part is that our house was only built in 2007! Now we've managed to strip all this smelly mess out, we tried to ge...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

Our cottage is on concrete piers. The cottage crawlspace is uneven ranging from 30-36 inches. Exterior of crawlspace surrounded by pressure treated plywood ski...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

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

...mold or no mold, etc, whatever you can tell us will help us help you pick a solution.

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

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

...mold. It is just framed. Is it possible to finish the project in a way where I won't have mold issues? Thanks Basements can easily be built to remain mold-free,...

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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insulate your Basement P...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...mold or other problems in the winter? No, its quite the contrary. Heating a crawlspace will prevent mold . But heating a dirt floor crawlspace without taking an...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...moldy - how to fix & prevent mold in homes We would love to help, and I think you could really stand for a second opinion before you move ahead, please give u...

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

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

...mold resistent. Also, suggestions for best air exchanger set up for someone with chemical and mold sensitivies. And any tips on setting up proper air pressu...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...mold problems in the future? We're thinking of doing this job ourselves, do you think it's possible for reasonably competent DIY'ers to complete? Building below...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...Mold in the entire home, has new windows and new insulation in the attic. I have started the insulation in the floor joist from the crawlspace. I would like to ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...mold forming on the insulation despite the crawlspace being ventilated with hatch doors. What have I missed? We have a water heater but no furnace, so its stays...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...mold - should I be worried? What can I do to stop it - or is condensation on our windows just a part of living in Michigan in winter? Condensation on double-gla...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

We recently moved into a 15 year old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We t...

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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...mold. The home also had tubing installed in basement concrete floor for future infloor heating (no system on the tubes yet). Existing heat is electric baseboard...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...mold. But now I really need to do something, it's so cold in the winter. I'd like to do something ecologically good. I've been looking at a product called Refle...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...mold free? the exterior of the basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral wool to the wall bu...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses