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Which is the best basement insulation?

...wall and 4' knee wall built with 2x6 and batt insulation r22. Should I run rigid insulation inside the foundation wall up the concrete and cover the knee wall a...

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

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wall is approx 7 feet high, cripple wall height is approx 12 inch, then floor/rim joists. FYI: cripple wall has no lateral support (only backed with drywall...!...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Do natural swimming pools need retaining walls?

...wall mandatory? I assume you saw our page on how to build natural pools? It has a free download DIY Natural swimming pond building guide , and it will likely an...

Posted by Michael Applegate Sept. 21, 2020, 12:17 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Is there a safe MDF? formaldehyde & anti-fungicide free, etc? Or a green sealant?

...wall tiles for a green-build modern cottage I'm constructing. It also saves wall prep , texturing, layers of painting, dust and all the labor involved. There is...

Posted by Elize St Charles May 23, 2020, 10:52 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

...wall and didnt have a vapour barrier. I've also noticed my joists are embeded into the wall. How would I properly insulate my basement wall and the embeded floo...

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

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...wall assembly and method of insulating you choose, a timber frame house can sometimes be a bit of overkill in structure, particularly if you frame walls within ...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Why does interior insulation cause a freeze/thaw cycle- cinder block foundation?

...wall was not insulated on the exterior, if the interior space inside the wall is heated, then it will have and endless supply of heat to keep it warm. The concr...

Posted by P Mci July 5, 2021, 11:17 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...walls allows thermal bridging into the concrete core of the wall allowing energy stored in the thermal mass to bleed into the soil below If you are looking to e...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...wall fully above ground (walkout side) one wall fully below ground (opposite side) And 2 walls that grade slopes down from top of the wall (100%underground ) to...

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

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...wall or up through the floor. Since we noticed this issue along the back wall, some signs of moisture have been noted (along the baseboards) on the wall that is...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What insulation is there for a shipping container home that isn't spray foam?

...wall assembly of a 40 foot shipping container home?

Posted by Jim bo April 1, 2021, 3:37 a.m. Tiny house 0 Responses

What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...wall from migrating into the stud wall and insulation, so it’s a good thing that was there. With luck the rest of your walls may be in reasonable shape. The wal...

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...wall? Wouldn't that defeat much of the purpose of finishing the wall? I don't want water getting behind the wall and I don't want mice or bugs coming in through...

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

Can Rockwool be installed over Type II EPS?

...wall construction from interior to exterior is 1/2 " drywall, 2x3 strapping filled with fibergalss insulation, 6 mil vapor barrier, 2x6 wall with fiberglass ins...

Posted by Brian Bonnell March 30, 2020, 11:04 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Should I remove the plastic sheet in my cellar?

...walls. We've opened the lower 1m of the walls to reveal that all of the mould is on the plastic sheeting, so between the sheet and the plasterboard wall. There ...

Posted by Justin D'Arcy Dec. 4, 2020, 12:13 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Why is there condensation in between 1.5" polyiso board and roxul insulation?

...wall with adhesive and I left a half inch Gap all around the board to spray foam. In front of the wall I frame to buy for walls and insulated with Roxul insulat...

Posted by Tyler Norrie Feb. 9, 2021, 2:32 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congratulations, Bravo and Thank You! I want to insulate my first retirement home-a high top cargo va...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How to insulate an apartment you don't own?

...wall and reinsulate but winter is coming and drafts are already getting in. Is there anything I can do to prevent that without upsetting my landlord? The wall I...

Posted by Teresa Cunningham Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses