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

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

How do you prevent mold under flooring of a house on concrete slab?

...mold. A couple of questions and we can help more – Where are you building? And what is below the slab or planned for below the slab (vapor barrier or not and ho...

Posted by Linds Cullen Dec. 31, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

Why is there mold on particle board outside vapor barrier on new addition?

I build a second story addition on 100 yr old double brick bungalow 3 years ago. In the second summer the second floor bedrooms start to have a musty smell, pa...

Posted by Christine ML June 7, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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 insulate concrete basement walls and avoid mould?

...mold When you see Rockwool on basement walls, any moisture in the concrete can move right through it, as long as it is not stopped by an interior vapor barrie...

Posted by William Hunter Feb. 22, 2021, 11:40 a.m. Basements improvements 2 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 1 Responses

What is the best way to put siding on an older home without causing it to rot?

We recently bought a house that was likely constructed in the 1920's or 30's and we would like to install siding on it. Currently it is clad in insulbrick and ...

Posted by Richard Reinert April 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...mold , that’s why its so important to keep the damp down to mitigate heat loss but also protect air quality . They are also a good source of questions for us! T...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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

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 prevent moisture from getting into a basement footing?

...Mold in basements didn't mention anything about footing protection. What is your suggestion about preventing moisture from getting into the concrete wall from...

Posted by Frank Liu June 24, 2020, 9:58 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

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

...mold issues. The foundation/walls are concrete block and we have 2 sides done with interior plastic membrane to french drain and sump pump, one side exterior wa...

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

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: How to Insulate your Basement P...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 14 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

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