Sump pump / Discussions

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

...sump pump, that I recently covered. I took a picture of my sump pump and I have no idea what I'm looking at. I'm also wondering if I created mold because two ye...

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

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...sump pump and optimze accessibility. However -- we can't seem to find evidence that this concept has gotten traction over the years in Ontario, specifically in ...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...sump pump and find your basement ruined by a minor flood, but if you built a slab on grade house a foot above the surrounding ground you could canoe away from y...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...sump pump I would suggest you install one, and even consider installing a battery backup, since heavy rains are often accompanied by power outages. Did you ha...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...sump pump to keep the water table below the level of the foundation floor. If these solutions don’t solve the problem, please write back and include details abo...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...sump pump is also a great thing to have, but it only deals with rising water tables or interior flooding from washers or water heaters, so it won’t solve your p...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...sump pump? Is there any signs of flooding? Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to my post. The basement floor / area is not finished, nor is it us...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...sump pump, possibly a second one depending on water tables, and even a battery backup. Choose durable roofing materials to protect against high winds, such as...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...sump pump? That’ always a really good idea and a wise investment for avoiding future damage and expensive repairs. Question: Header/Rim Joist: Not sure... S...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses