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  1. Insulation
    Hi folks, I’m in the planning stages of insulating and finishing our concrete basement floor. Has anyone utilized this product Dricore Insul-armour subfloor (link below)? We will be laying down a floating luxury vinyl plank waterproof flooring on top...
  2. Insulation
    All, House is 3 years old. Poured basement foundation. Basement is not finished but exterior walls are framed and have batt insulation with vapor barrier on the interior. On the north side of my house the bathroom floor is frightfully cold on the feet, especially within 6" of the exterior...
  3. Insulation
    I have read just about everything I can on insulating basement walls on the internet. Unfortunately there is conflicting opinions and recommendations just about everywhere which makes the entire thing more confusing. Figured I should ask my specific question here to see if I can get any...
  4. Insulation
    Hi all, So I am on a mission to better insulate the home I bought last year. I noticed the basement was always quite cool, and extremely humid in summer so I started poking around. After loads of forums and YouTube I figured I'd insulate the rim joist cavities one by one when I had time. All...
  5. Insulation
    We have a house built in 1879 and our floor is the original hardwood floor made of heart pine with no subfloor under it - laid right on the beams. We have an unfinished basement underneath that is about 6 feet in height with our HVAC, boiler, etc. If the light is on underneath, you can see...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all, Question here: I am finishing my basement, and one of the first steps will be to apply Foamboard insulation to the exterior walls. My question though is, I have a french drain system, where there is a 1" gap between the Concrete wall and the Concrete floor. What do I do about this...
  7. Insulation
    I have a house in Maryland (climate zone 4) that has a finnished basement. The exterior walls are plaster over cement blocks, with 1x2 furring strips nailed to the blocks and wood paneling nailed to the furring. The drainage outside was bad, and both the furring and the paneling show water...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi. Have French drains but had water in our finished basement this weekend. The drains and sump were dry as a bone. We don't have a vapor barrier on the wall into the drains and I think the water ran down the insulation onto the floor. Would the recommendation be to install a wall vapor barrier...
  9. Insulation
    Hello Everyone, I am new to this site and a new homeowner. This is my first winter in new home and I have an unfinished basement. I plan on finishing the basement in upcoming months, but before i do that I am thinking of putting extra insulation in the Basement joist. I would like to have some...
  10. Insulation
    I have an unfinished basement with cinder block walls. I'd like to stud the walls and install spray foam insulation. Some of the drain pipes are installed against the cinder block. How can I stud the wall? Should I build the studs out around the pipes? Should I build the walls with the pipes...
  11. Insulation
    I’m looking to finish the basement of my split level house which is in a cold climate. I have 3.5 foot high block walls in the basement that have some moisture on the walls after it rains (but never any standing water) and met with a basement contractor who recommends digging a trench out...
  12. Insulation
    Hello everyone! I bought a house in Upstate New York. The basement was all studded out, ready to be finished. Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't put up foam board behind the 2x6 studs. Instead, he hung R-13 Batts between the studs. Since I have space to fill, I was going to pull the...
  13. Insulation
    I got a good deal on 480 square feet of used R-19 batts, and I need to fit them in my 4 x 8 utility trailer. Is there any problem with compressing them down with a tarp and ropes for a couple days until I get them where they're going? In my limited experience with insulation it seems like it's...
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    We just moved into our current residence - the church parsonage. We are trying to update a basement room into a livable space for our teenage son. It had paneling over the cinder block wall with no insulation. Termites had gotten into the furring strips behind the paneling and the house was...
  15. HVAC
    I'm in the middle of a basement remodel where I've taken down some walls to open up the floor plan, and removed all the drywall in the basement ceiling to do some major lighting and electrical changes. I'm considering adding some insulation to the basement ceiling for soundproofing purposes...
  16. Insulation
    I am a DIY with some experience. Usually did repairs and building with my dad. He has passed away. I am on my own. I don’t want to spend time and money on this and not get and results. I need someone who has experience to give me advice or suggestions. Our electric bills have been $400 plus and...
  17. Insulation
    I've read some recent posts about how homeowners didn;t like the job done by their builders. Here in Toronto, my builder did a very good job. They used pink with vapour barrier up to the frost line. Therefore, about 4 feet of exterior concrete wall is bare. My question is this, is it ok...
  18. Insulation
    My question - I understand I'm not in the ideal scenario, but - what would be the best way to go from here? Details: My basement walls are already built (2x4 walls about 1/8th inch from the poured concrete - some areas are touching). Behind the 2x4 wall is 6mil plastic from floor to ceiling...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi, My home was built in the 1970s with a full basement; however, in the early 1980s two extensions were added using crawl spaces, rather than digging out a full basement. Each crawl space is vented, one has a dirt floor, the other is over the old concrete patio (which has multiple cracks)...
  20. Insulation
    I am renovating a basement laundry/bathroom and have a question on insulation. I have glued 1" foam board to exterior cement block walls and then tuck taped all seams. i then put up a regular 2x4 wall about 5" from the foam because i needed to run dryer ducting and water pipes, my question is...
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