Basement mold / Guides

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...mold free basements as oulined above Ventilate using a HRV or ERV, because let's face it - fresh air improves any Man Cave! Further reading for basement mold prevention: How to choose between an ERV & HRV system for basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome Guide How much insulation does a basement n...

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

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

...mold free basements as oulined above Ventilate using a HRV or ERV, because let's face it - fresh air improves any Man Cave! Further reading for basement mold prevention: How to choose between an ERV & HRV system for basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome Guide How much insulation does a basement n...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Slab-on-grade vs foundation and crawlspace or basement

...mold free basements as oulined here Ventilate using a HRV or ERV , because let's face it - fresh air improves any Man Cave! How to choose between an ERV & HRV system for basement ventilation & Mold prevention - EcoHome Guide 'How to build basements that don't stink' - Dr. John Staube, University of Waterloo T...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...basements are typically under-insulated or not insulated at all, and if they are, they almost always trap moisture within wall assemblies. This leads to preventable mold growth and rotting in basement walls - often caused by interstitial condensation . The following basement insulation techniques listed here are desi...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...basement with much cheaper and better performing walls, though if you do need to build a basement to optimize sqft on your building plot, then learn best practice for insulating when building a new basement here , or if you have a basement and need to learn how to finish a basement & insulate correctly to avoid mold, s...

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

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...basement flooding including installing sump pumps and sump pump battery backups - Find more pages about home durability and how to build 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 insulate your basemen...

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 will be the dominating odour of your home, furnishings, and your clothes, so you will take that aroma everywhere you go. Rotten huh? Crawlspace vapour barrier ...

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: building for a changing climate Slab-on-grade: flood proof frost protected shallow foundations Basement renovations - how to prevent mold

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 , (or none at all). Put simply, some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing...

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 in bathrooms, kitchens and basements, unless caused by roof leaks and other building envelope failures. Along with affecting the durability of your home, mold a...

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 finishing a basement is possible, read here to find out how. Radon in Crawlspace floors that won’t be insulated: A radon barrier needs to be installed to seal off t...