Slab floor insulation / Discussions

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

...Floors: As for the floors, we would like to put cork flooring directly on the concrete. The cork floor company says that is fine but that we will need the cemen...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 36 Responses

Can you jack up a cottage and build a slab on grade underneath it?

...insulation. The company that provides engineered raft slab on grade kits with air heated floors is Legalett , the serve most of North America and certainly Queb...

Posted by William Rae June 6, 2021, 12:23 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Will I save energy by lowering my thermostat at night?

...slab floor, bricks or masonry on the interior etc) it will take a long time to cool off, and consequently a long time to warm up again, so again it may not be w...

Posted by Ryan Peterson May 1, 2018, 11:51 a.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...insulation type to create a thermal break / if that rigid insulation should be breathable. Trying to avoid moisture condensing inside the walls. We live in NW...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...floor built from a kit product that has continuous insulation underneath. There are times when insulation below the footings gets omitted, that would quickly be...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...floor is almost concave. I don't think that's normal. Without even digging it up to check, I can confidently guess the slab has no insulation or vapour barrier ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

Do I need to spray foam the ceiling of my crawl space to help winterize it?

...Insulation Tips for Insulating Crawlspaces Properly One option would be to insulate the walls and concrete slab floor with spray foam, that would act as a vap...

Posted by Sheilagh Thompson Jan. 21, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...slab floor as there is no way to seal them to each other and moisture can rise up through the joints and cause the OSB to rot. It’s not a terrible product to us...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...floors I occupy as living space, and only on floors that are in direct contact with the ground like basements or slab on grade floors. For wood framed and finis...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...floor floor boards as there will defiantly be air leakage thhru the floor down to the basement. Foam board would be ideal but it is out of question because of t...

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

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

...insulation. The old walls were just about touching the block walls and had no barrior between them. I now am going to put 4 new walls up (same as before 3 exter...

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