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Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

I am looking for advise on how to insulate CMU walkout basement with Rockwool insulation. I have one wall fully above ground (walkout side) one wall fully be...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

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

...renovating homes & for building new homes with high performance insulation systems such as Passive House or LEED. You can then either fill the new cavity with d...

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

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

Be warned; this is a long post! Apologies in advance. I live in the colder climate of western Massachusetts in an 1830s vintage home. We have a 4'6" crawlspa...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...renovating basements , which may be of value to you anyway. In that article you will also see a photo of a block wall with rotted bottom plates, likely what y...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?

...renovating basements , which will be a good guide for you to follow anyway. /guides/2270/basement-renovations-how-to-prevent-mold-when-renovating-finishing-base...

Posted by Nick Trotta Sept. 20, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 7 Responses

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

...Renovating a Basement Having to remove all the poly is probably not the news you were hoping for but you are at least fortunate in the sense that there is no ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 45 Responses