Why are basements mouldy / 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 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

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

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...are simply ill-informed. Why basements are moldy and how to fix it. Good luck! Hello, I live in Ontario, Canada. My home is about 30 years old. My basement was ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 30 Responses