Sump pump / Discussions

Which insulation do I use for interior walls of a framed in bunker?

...sump pump? If so- I don't understand why it needs a sump pump if its on posts. What is it used for, a sleeping cabin? By 'bunker' do you mean bunky or bunk ho...

Posted by Dale Klubertanz March 23, 2021, 10:38 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...sump pump/pit. Thoughts? Should I suspend the weeping tile outside the wall just below the basement slab? Thanks I would follow whatever advice you get from the...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...sump pump, one side exterior waterproofing, and one side with no waterproofing but also no moisture penetration issues. Our plan after consulting several source...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grade floor forms 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 3 Responses

What is the best flood prevent system for a home?

...pump with a check valve in the basement floor The best way to prevent flood damage in basements is with proper drainage and sump pumps, but I suspect you may sp...

Posted by Dawn Wlezien July 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 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

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...sump pump given the water infiltration you mentioned and the lack of exterior drainage. Even a backup sump pump battery may be a wise idea. 2 insulating stone...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 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 can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...sump pump to avoid basement water damage before you install a new floor. And as for best technique, see this page here – Preventing mold when you insulate y...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 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

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

How do insulate a basement slab that is sloped ?

...sump pump? But for the meat of your question, yes, you could level it with stone, I would get small stone to make your job easier, like 3/8ths perhaps. If the...

Posted by Louis-François Lapointe Nov. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

...sump pump, that is really the best way to manage bulk water buildup on the interior of basement foundation walls if that is a problem you experience. Blocks a...

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

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

...sump pump with a battery backup prevents basement flooding and is essential for a basement, but it only deals with rising water tables or interior flooding from...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...sump pump. I know that last point seems a little unusual, but cracking a concrete floor is not actually that difficult, it would only be 3 or 4 inches thick a...

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