Old house / Discussions

Can I spray foam insulate from the outside?

...old timer home on Gibsons, BC and the siding needs replacing. I want to use the opportunity to seal up and insulate the wall cavity once exposed. I expect to se...

Posted by Kurt Klischuk June 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

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

...old situation is with a spray of either hydrogen peroxide or vinegar. Both are quite effective at killing most species of mold, including black mold. Whether ...

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

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

...old is the house - do you know the year it was built?

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?

...old home and have a smell coming from the basement. We had a mold inspector test and look everywhere and found no issues. We took down our insulated wall panels...

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

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ago between the s...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...old expert told me to put the board on top of the framing, not directly onto the concrete wall so the house can breath. What is the right course of action? Than...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 16 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

I have a problem with a basement that was finished about 1999. The house itself is from 1938 with a field stone foundation. When the finished the basement they...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses