Insulating concrete room
So took me a while to respond to this but I am back to thinking about "fixing" this "problem".
Basically the house we purchased has a coldroom attached to the finished basement. It is located under our back patio. It is not insulated at all and the previous owner blocked the vent with some sort of foam. I know there will be a problem in the summer.
The entrance to the room is a simple door that is in the middle of the outside wall of our finished basement. It does not seem to be insulated at all. I had to weather strip the door this winter because the basement was getting really cold because of the draft.
I figure I have 2 options: re-open the vent and hope that is enough to create air circulation (small hole, maybe 5 inches across) or find a way to insulate it like the rest of the basement and turn it into a non-heated storage room.
I would rather option 2 because I feel I am losing a lot of heat because of that room.
Oh and I am in Montreal
Last edited by BandE; 05-05-2011 at 12:34 PM.