Why are basements moldy / Discussions

What sized does the Hemp Insulation come in?

I would like to know if you have a data sheet on the Hemp Insulation that I could look at. Also is it a semi-rigid board? Can you make it in rolls? Thank you...

Posted by Gary Stapley Feb. 5, 2021, 6:15 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...WHY ARE BASEMENTS MOLDY? HOW TO FIX OR PREVENT A MOLDY BASEMENT page. Shim up bottom plates to allow for water to pass under in cases of mild flooding. ...

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

Is there any risk to a concrete foundation from adding interior insulation?

...Why are basements moldy" recommendation of rigid insulation board directly against the concrete and then a framed stud wall with mineral wool batts and drywall ...

Posted by Drew Tozer Jan. 5, 2021, 12:57 p.m. Basements improvements 9 Responses

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 my basement?

...Why basements are moldy and how to fix them .

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...Basements are often moldy, and unfortunately even after basement renovations are completed because people usually rebuild them in the same way , which would mee...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.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

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 Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Will spray foam on basement walls prevent condensation?

...Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The short story is that concrete is wet and dirt is wet, so if you put plastic against it, condens...

Posted by Michael Scott April 12, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Basements improvements 3 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 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

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

...Why basements are moldy and how to fix it It sounds like you do have problems caused by excess water infiltrating your basement walls, probably by capillarity...

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

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

...Why are Basements Moldy? How to Fix & Prevent Mold in Homes The smart barrier sounds fine but isn’t even really necessary since you are protecting the stud wa...

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

Should I remove the plastic sheet in my cellar?

...Why basements are moldy and how to prevent mold during basement renovations If you have cut open the poly vapor barrier on the basement walls then that is let...

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

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

...are you located? The severity of the climate you live in will play a big factor in how you want to proceed, cinder block foundations in cold climates are tricki...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...why basements are moldy and how to fix them , and also this one on Best Practices for Basement Construction and Renovations Windows aren’t always best to repl...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What is the best way to install 5" of XPS rigid foam on interior basement walls?

...why almost all basements smell moldy. As for the actual install, I would forget fasteners and just use an adhesive, read labels carefully to get the right kin...

Posted by Sean MacDonald June 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 8 Responses