Air Sealing your basement a worthwhile investment!
Adding insulation to your basement is one of the most cost effective investments you can make for your home. It can and will expand your living space, increase your comfort and the value to your home. In order to make the renovation worthwhile, there are a few important things to consider before you start. Avoiding costly mistakes with your investment by addressing all mold and moisture issues and that means you will have to air seal your walls. More information about Air sealing and saving energy.
- Air Sealing The Basement Rim Joist
Water- Gas – and Mold. Oh My!
Basements are often dark, moist, spider ridden dungeons- the perfect place for scary story telling. Basement stories are like, “The Wizard of Oz”- there are a lot of scary and strange things in a dark place. If you stay the course and do the right things there is a wonderful world of extra space and a beautiful playland for your kids.
You should prep and clean your walls. This means removing any dirt, debris, loose paint or anything else that may disrupt a wall’s surface. This does not mean a hospital grade cleaning, use your judgement and remember we are as good as the surface you glue to. Cleaning the walls also helps prevent future mold and mildew issues by removing dust and pollen from the wall surface. Mold grows on concrete because of the organic components like dirt and dust that stick to it.