Why are basements moldy / Discussions

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...are already dry and mold free? the exterior of the basement walls has 2” of foam on them so any warmer air from finished basement would permiate through mineral...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...are a source of moisture and mold , that’s why its so important to keep the damp down to mitigate heat loss but also protect air quality . They are also a good ...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes Preventing Mold when you Insulate your Basement Building Better Basements: Bow to Insula...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How do you build a mold-free basement in a new construction house?

...Basements can easily be built to remain mold-free, but sadly that is not usually how they are built, and standard building practices virtually guarantee basemen...

Posted by Charmaine Herzig Feb. 10, 2020, 7:32 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...why basements are moldy , as well as how to insulate a basement properly . Perhaps they used metal studs instead of wood studs as a way to stop the wall from ro...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...are some posts from our Green Building Guide Pages that may help Why are Basements Moldy? Preventing moisture when you insulate your basement Building b...

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...Why basements are moldy - how to fix & prevent mold in homes We would love to help, and I think you could really stand for a second opinion before you move ah...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...are some links to help choose products as well as how to finish your basement if you do decide to do some more work on it. Why are Basements Moldy? How to...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...are not a factor, we are located in Uxbridge, ON. We are on well and septic. My goal is to heat/cool with an ERV and mini split system, not radiant in floor. I ...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...are you in, and what is the condition of your wall? Cinder block foundations aren’t as solid as poured concrete , so you need to be a bit careful about insulati...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses