Prevent Mold / Discussions

How do you prevent mold in a finished basement?

...prevent it all going moldy and rotten again but comply with code? Unfortunately, your situation is pretty common. Basements are built wrong all the time, and ma...

Posted by Brian Cole Nov. 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...prevent moisture from migrigrating up from the ground where it can cause mold. A couple of questions and we can help more – Where are you building? And what is ...

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

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...moldy. The following page will help you come up with a solution - How to fix a dirt floor crawlspace and prevent mold We aren’t big fans of crawlspaces for ...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 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 insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Prevent Mold An inch of foam on crawlspace walls is good, but 2 inches would be better. Think about the returns – you’ll be doing the same amount of labour bu...

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

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...prevent moisture issues causing mold. The home also had tubing installed in basement concrete floor for future infloor heating (no system on the tubes yet). Exi...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 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

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 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 get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...mold grows in humid environments. So along with getting rid of it, you should take steps to prevent it from happening again in the future. You have a combinatio...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...prevent mold

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...prevent mold when finishing basements , that’s one of our building guide pages that will help you pick a method. Read those over and get back to us, we can for ...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...prevent mold from developing . Yes, we would propose a continuous layer of rigid insulation against foundation walls to separate the stud wall from the concrete...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...prevent mold in basements

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 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 7 Responses

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

...prevent the problem. I am looking for a strategy to remediate the mould issue on the particle board. Thanks Newly constructed walls can be subject to moisture p...

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

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

...moldy as quickly as possible. Either way, if you are getting mold and you have a stud wall with batt insulation against concrete then I don’t see a whole lot of...

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

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...prevent mold in basement renovations The poly vapor barrier that you may have seen in that article is mostly to satisfy building inspectors, or to be used as ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses