Moldy basements / Discussions

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

...basements on your site and this answer confused me. I understood that isulating the basement (either with spray foam or EPS or XPS) acts as a moisture barrier, ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...basements are moldy , as well as how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from rottin...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...moldy insulation is if you didn’t include a vapor barrier on the warm side of the insulation, meaning between the joists before the insulation. And due to the s...

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

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

...Basements can easily be built to remain mold-free, but sadly that is not usually how they are built, and standard building practices virtually guarantee basemen...

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

We have a self-adhesive membrane on the outside wall of our foundation but the water enters through the joint between the walls and the floor. How can I waterp...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 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 you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

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

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

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

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

...basements properly . Having a professional (an engineer or at least an experienced foundation contractor) inspect it first is a good idea to make sure you do ...

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

How do you insulated 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 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...basements are built wrong unfortunately and end up rotten and moldy sometimes in a few short years, that would be the most toxic wall I can think of. For formal...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements 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

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

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

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...moldy batt insulation in the basement has been removed and replaced with spray foam insulation; the foundation around my house on the outside surface has been w...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

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Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses