Mold / Discussions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you do an update on Ecohome’s new demo house?

...mold growth. In Ecohome’s new demo house, did Legalett also build the Solar Air Panels to ensure a continuation of its closed loop system? In the last article...

Posted by dean c Oct. 16, 2019, 2:04 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...mold growth on the rim joists? Therefore, by extension, shouldn't one prefer to use XPS--for its lower permeability--versus EPS when insulating rim joists? Woul...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 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

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

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

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 0 Responses

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...mold takes more thought, but don’t let one wall failure get you too distressed. So, starting with the micro-climate - The north side would not be exposed to t...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...mold Best practices for basement construction Sewage backup valve Storm water management

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses