Basement mold / Guides

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...Basements don't have to be moldy, that is the first thing to realize. It's easy to build a basement better, or to finish an existing basement correctly , we j...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...moldy, unhealthy basement. The ideal Basement wall assembly to prevent mold growth: Install two inches of rigid insulation board directly against concrete...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...basement: Test for Radon & install Mitigation if called for - because it's better to be safe than sorry Build using the best practices for mold free basem...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...mold growth and rotting wall structures. The following basement insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...basement here , or if you have a basement and need to learn how to finish a basement & insulate correctly to avoid mold, see here . In cold climates, a slab-o...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...mold, a dumpster of wet junk heading for a landfill and an otherwise unwarranted and costly basement renovation. Related topics: Future-proofing homes: bu...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...basements so they won't flood or develop mold in these pages : Why are basements moldy? How to fix & prevent mold in homes Preventing mold when you ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...mold and that may become a big issue.. Condensation, humidity, mold and health Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...mold can establish itself. That dank air will inevitably be circulated throughout your home, providing humidity, mold spores and a pretty nasty smell that wil...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...Mold in homes is a bad sign so how to get rid of it or prevent mold in drywall? Mold and mildew in homes develops in conditions of high humidity , most often ...

Which House Plants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which house plants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...basements leads to mold and mildew, and due to the natural stack effect of air flow, mold spores from your basement will find their way into the upper floors of...