Moldy basements / Discussions

What sized does the Hemp Insulation come in?

I would like to know if you have a data sheet on the Hemp Insulation that I could look at. Also is it a semi-rigid board? Can you make it in rolls? Thank you...

Posted by Gary Stapley Feb. 5, 2021, 6:15 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...basements are moldy and how to fix it It sounds like you do have problems caused by excess water infiltrating your basement walls, probably by capillarity, wh...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...basements moldy" recommendation of rigid insulation board directly against the concrete and then a framed stud wall with mineral wool batts and drywall with lat...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...BASEMENTS MOLDY? HOW TO FIX OR PREVENT A MOLDY BASEMENT page. Shim up bottom plates to allow for water to pass under in cases of mild flooding. What do ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

I live in climate zone 5 in USA and plan to frame basement walls roughly 3” away from concrete and then place mineral wool between the studs. I do not plan to ...

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...basements properly - How to insulate a basement and protect it against water damage and flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation will also raise...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Where can I find a professional to remove mold from a basement?

...basements go moldy in the first place because it is entirely likely that anyone you hire to redo any insulating and finishing will simply redo it in exactly the...

Posted by Lorna Fraser Oct. 29, 2021, 8:06 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...Basements Moldy? Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building better basements: how to insulate your basement properly New blowing agents ...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...basements are 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,...

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

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...Basements are built wrong all the time, and many contractors want to fix moldy basements by repeating the process that caused the problem in the first place. An...

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?

Concrete block basement wall. Moisture issue in spring ( and I suspect fall). We get a lot of people asking about the best way to insulate a cinder block (CMU)...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...basements , including how to remove radon gas from well water , in case you dig a well in the future. Venting a crawlspace is not a great idea since it can be...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...Basements are often moldy, and unfortunately even after basement renovations are completed because people usually rebuild them in the same way , which would mee...

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

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...basements so they don’t go moldy Apart from that, the other issue you point out is having floor joists embedded in the concrete. That’s another issue where yo...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The short story is that concrete is wet and dirt is wet, so if you put plastic against it, condensation wi...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...basements are moldy and how to fix them .

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...basements walls cannot dry to the exterior, so more caution must be taken in designing and building walls below grade. Also, basements flood, that’s just a part...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

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

...Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which is Better? How to Choose the...

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