How To Insulate A Basement - This Old House




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Greg giono: Could watch tom work all day!

Jim C: I have yet to find a video that deals with getting rid of the concrete bumps in the walls covering the rebar ends. Was this concrete slapped on to seal potential water leaks? Or is it somehow concrete that stuck to the rebar when the forms were pulled away? Can I chip it off? Should I chip it off? Should I just put enough pressure on the foamboard to give where the bumps are, conform to the bumpy wall? Should I quit and just build a tiki hut?

Joe Campbell: Yeah, I think I'll use 2x4s to construct my basement walls. Seems easier, plus I won't need to create a multitude of holes in my foundation walls as I wood anchoring 1x3 lattice to them.

Pine Chopper: 1:33 driving the bolt through with a rock hammer? Pathetic.

F Vids: Have fun running electric

Christopher Winchester: What about a block basement , I know to put dry lock put do you need the foam wall barrier as well

Arthur Duda: this old house one of the best tv. shows ever.

Robert Patrene: Tommy is the greatest person for showing how to do it .πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘

Kenz300 x: Need more videos and TV episodes on energy efficiency, air sealing, insulation, high efficient windows, and other design tips. How about This Old House doing a Net Zero home build ?

georgeEPC: stupidest thing I have ever seem...

So you drove the pins in and possibly created a crack on outside of concrete, which if done properly would have been sealed. So you compromised that. And you're pasting the inside!!! Like another poster said...you waterproof from the outside not inside like this. Don't do this to your house. You could create new leaks, then you will be into epoxy repair (maybe) or fixing it from the outside.
poor advice in this video.

Louis Holland: I like frame wall less Holes in Concrete I'm using screws for bottom plate forcing nails not good. Three big goops per panel's the framed walls can hold the rest of e nsulation Gorilla glue for bottoms plate if you REALLY want strong wall's.

adisharr: I love all the experts mocking what Tom is doing. He should probably check with all of you next time he does a project. People seem to assume the guy is hanging a TV off of the wall.

calisthenics 585: You're supposed to install an interior drainage system. If you seal the water from ever trying to penetrate you're creating a boat. Walls will eventually crack and separate even on a poured Foundation. Too bad for this customer though. Boy it would have been nice to have an HBC certification for this basement. Healthe basements and crawl spaces. Crawfordbasements.com
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Mike Rose: At 2:55 lol

Spud 97: Tom Silva is a master at what he does. But as an electrician I would honestly be pissed off having to gouge out foam to mount all my boxes. Waste of time.

David Sanders: What about an electrical fire...that would breath very well.

Skip Rope: Christ sakes TOM 2x4 or 2x3 on its side instead of the grid. Wiring up and over ffs TOM~

mikelisacarb: This is an old house?

Pat Wilmot: Are the 1x2 boards strong enough to hang a TV and things like that?

Lynn Eldridge: I live in Alaska...lots of cold. Should I seal the whole basement before I put up the rigid insulation as a vapor barrier?
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