||12-18-2009 09:05 AM
How can I insulate precast concrete slabs, and prevent mold of coming back?
Our condominium in Eastern Europe was built in early 80’s. Building was economical production, built of precast concrete slabs without any finish or insulation – only paint. These types of buildings were very popular in Eastern Europe after the WWII. Right now, we are spending winter in this condo, and I must say it’s very cold. The worst thing is that our heat is controlled by the thermal power station. The heat is being turned-off every evening, and than back-on in the morning. In the meantime, there is nothing to keep the heat inside. Only our cast iron radiators stays slightly warm, but within minutes it feels cold like in the refrigerator. Our walls are starting to show mold due to the condensation. We are thinking to put drywall and some type of insulation to prevent lose of heat. Also, we need to do something to prevent mold of coming back again. Our rooms are pretty small so we need to do all this with the slightest space loss. I would appreciate if you could give us some advice or idea. Thank you!