Foundations & Basements Archive

Rigid Mineral Wool Foundation Insulation vs. XP Insulation

Generally speaking, it is preferable to have a warm, comfortable house than a drafty one. A warm, comfortable and especially healthy home today, means to be properly ventilated and well insulated. Insulation for a house is like clothing for a human being. It protects you from vagaries of weather. So basically there cannot be a [&hellip

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Cleaning a Flooded Basement

Unfortunately accidents can happen and your basement can be flooded, even if it is unfinished or just finished. The reasons are many and diverse. Sometimes the storm downspouts or/and gutters are clogged or too old, rusty and having holes, in other words, they are compromised. Naturally that the rainwater will flow along them and on [&hellip

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The Importance of Basement Lighting

Usually the basement is a home space without too much importance for you. However, you do not give it so much importance as to the rest of the rooms in the house. Initially you are satisfied it is a dry, clean environment and it has shelves and more storage space. Problems usually begin to appear [&hellip

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Basement Wall Condensation – Considerations & Prevention

Finishing a house basement properly is quite tricky and standard and common residential construction practices are not really suited to this kind of job. Unfortunately, the trapped moisture inside the walls is pretty common and people don’t see the condensation because these basement walls are covered. This means that even after the installation of drywall [&hellip

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Why Do People Build Houses without Basements in California?

Why do people build their homes without basements in California? It is a question that many ask themselves when they visit this wonderful and unique southwestern state. In fact, the reality is different. There are a lot of houses in SoCal (Southern California) with basements, just not the new ones. Many of them are built [&hellip

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