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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...basement, with no thermal bridging and reduced risk of mold. Basement mockup with raft slab and ICF wall courtesy of Treehugger Mockup of a raft slab ...

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...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...mold down in your crawlspace or basement too, wear a mask and take this into account in specifying your radon mitigation solution. Preventing mold when finishin...