What is the best insulation technique for basements?

Answer On One Hand: Exterior InsulationInsulating the exterior basement walls (putting the insulation on the outside of the foundation) can help save money on your electric bill, reduce heat loss and prot... Read More »

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How do I Install Insulation Baffles Above the Exterior Wall to Protect the Insulation From Air?

Insulation baffles keep attic insulation from contacting the underside of the roof, and provide for a free flow of air from the soffit vents to the ridge vent. This prevents the buildup of condensa... Read More »

What Causes Mold in Basements?

Basements are typically damp places, and high humidity promotes mold growth. Many homeowners fail to realize water is seeping into the basement; the moisture often comes through the foundation. Ins... Read More »

How to Seal Limestone Basements?

Limestone is not the best choice for a basement, but sometimes there's no way around it. The problem with limestone is that it "weeps" moisture because it is so porous, so keeping a limestone basem... Read More »

Why are basements more common than third floors?

Because you only have to dig one foundation--and each story you add to your house costs a LOT more than the foundation. Plus, you have to wire and plumb those upper stories, heat them, insulate the... Read More »