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What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...pink fiberglass insulation is not healthy. It covers the full expanse of our basement, the full footprint of a modular home built in 2003, about 26’x44’. I woul...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

I live in a country house and the basement is insulated from the ground floor with pink insulation. Over the years, there have been several mouse infestations ...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Why are half of my basement walls are not insulated and should I add insulation?

...pink fibre glass insulation covered with clear plastic and a black plastic border nailed into the concrete but the bottom half of the walls are left uninsulated...

Posted by Jake Morel Dec. 28, 2020, 8:58 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...pink insulation and a vapour barrier behind the drywall, and only vinyl on the outside. There are a lot of different kinds of rigid foam panel and I don't want ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...pink batt insulation between joists. The cottage crawlspace is divided in half by a styrofoam boundary. One half has all the plumbing, 2 radiators, spray foam a...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should a Vapor Barrier be installed over Exterior Grade Plywood?

...Pink. I will be putting solid 3/4" wood siding over top of the exterior walls. I plan on strapping the cottage with 1" x 2" and filling the gaps with 1" of Rigi...

Posted by Michael Klauck March 6, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...pink insulation on top of the poly. We have a lot of moisture down there as the temperatures reach -40 in the winter and then the ground thaws in the summer. We...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...pink fibreglass insulation with vapour barrier break under the bottom plate and over the insulation on the interior warm side and then drywall over top, the vap...

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

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...pink fiberglass insulation right on the foundation. The insulation and barrier/plastic sheet are from floor to ceiling. We opened it up and found the insulation...

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

Where does a vapour barrier go when building a shed in southern Ontario?

...pink as I got a good deal, and figure if it cost the same as R24, may as well enjoy the ROI. I was going to clad the interior with 1/2 ply, primed and painted, ...

Posted by Charley Nelson Nov. 5, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...pink batt and poly - all wet inside with small mold spots on what used to be a white wall. I've also removed the batts at the joists - which also are white and ...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...pink that has likely settled or wasn't the full 6" thick to begin with. In addition, effective leak sealing and air control has been a nightmare, especially whe...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...pink sytrofoam with the grooves in it for the metal channel for basement walls. It ended up fitting flush with the foam. I used to fasten it with tapcons. I hav...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...pink fiberglass insulation between the studs, but it has not been drywalled. He plans on putting a plastic vapour barrie on top of the insulation, then drywalli...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...pink insulation with cardboard flex. The insulation is falling down and looks like I would say over half of the home. The floor is dirt. Do I try and replace ...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses