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accepted What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
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comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
I sloped the surface away from the house about 1' to 2' in this corner of the house. Since the slope towards the house is due to settling, I wonder if I need to slope much further away to extend beyond the section of ground that has settled with the house, ex: gist.github.com/3179163
Jul
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comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
(1) This is something I'll consider. I haven't noticed any correlation between heavy sewer discharge (ie, showers or multiple washing machine loads) and the moisture though. I don't know if I have weeping tile. (2) The eaves/downspout all run off 30 feet away from the foundation. I fixed that last year and really noticed a drop in the amount my sump pump runs (down to not at all, and yes it does work).
Jul
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revised What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
Added another piece of info.
Jul
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comment What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
(1) Because I'm not seeing any discolouration on the walls, I'm not sure there is water against the foundation. I'm not an expert though (obviously). One solution I've heard is drilling a hole in the basement floor, and putting in a sump pit. Will this cause more problems than it solves? It sounds like my 2 initial thoughts (backfill and a dehumidifier) will be sufficient to manage this issue.
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asked What actions can I take to reduce moisture on basement floor?
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Jul
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comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense.
Jul
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comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Thanks for the advice. I'll probably end up doing this.
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accepted How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Jul
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comment How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
I read that the drywall doesn't provide a rigid enough backing to the track, so eventually it gets wobbly.
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asked How should I mount a sliding closet door track?
Jul
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comment How do I replace insulation in the corner?
Big gap filler it is. Thanks.
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accepted How do I replace insulation in the corner?
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asked How do I replace insulation in the corner?
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revised Are there any dangers associated with rigid foam insulation?
Adding an update.
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comment Are there any dangers associated with rigid foam insulation?
Ya, I've heard it's nasty, and code requires it be covered by a fire barrier - drywall suffices. From what I've read, foam insulation is a vapour retardant (if I'm using the right terminology), not an outright barrier. I'm getting conflicting reports about foam & VB, so I'm going to ping a local contractor. Nonetheless, thanks for your reply DA01 - not the first I've valued today.
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revised Are there any dangers associated with rigid foam insulation?
"well" -> "will"
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