Crawl Space Blogs and Articles

Basement Finishing: Do Not Paint Your Walls

By Michael Church | February 17, 2021

I know what you are thinking; what do you mean, do not paint your walls in your basement. I am not talking about finished walls like drywall. I am talking about do not paint your foundation walls like concrete, brick, and block. Remember, most foundation walls allow lots of moisture and humidity into your basement.…

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Basement Finishing: Control Humidity

By Michael Church | February 10, 2021

Basement finishing is a great way to add value to your home. Humidity control is a vital step to ensure clean indoor air. Whether you are interested in a man cave or family room, basements are great gathering places. The more time you spend in your basement, the more you want to make sure the…

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Basement Finishing: Steps for Finishing Your Basement

By Michael Church | February 3, 2021

When finishing your basement, the two most important problems to address are high humidity and standing water. High humidity leads to mold and fungal growth on your walls, furniture, ceiling, and more. Standing water can also cause mold as well as termite damage. Best Sump Pump for Basements Basement Finishing Tip #1: Waterproof the Floors…

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How Do I Know if My House Has Too Much Humidity

By Michael Church | January 27, 2021

How do I know if my house has too much humidity? We get many requests from homeowners on how to test, measure, or check humidity. Most are only concerned about humidity in the summer but homes can suffer humidity issues in the spring, fall, and winter as well. What are the Best Humidity Levels We…

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Can I Attach Foamboard to Foundation Walls with Adhesive

By Michael Church | January 20, 2021

We got a great Ask A Ninja this week from Piperton, TN. Piperton is near Memphis, Tennessee. If you or someone you know would like to help us expand to that area please click here. The question was: “Can I Attach Foamboard to Foundation Walls with Adhesive or should I use a mechanical fastener for…

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Best Sump Pump for Basement Waterproofing

By Michael Church | January 13, 2021

Many homeowners with flooded basements want to install the best products with the most value. We at Basement Ninja are no different. We have used many different sump pumps over the years from the least to most expensive. In this article, we will go over some features that make a great sump pump. Best Sump…

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Should I Remove Insulation from Crawl Space

By Michael Church | January 6, 2021

“Should I Remove Insulation from Crawl Space?” is a question we get a lot. This is because many contractors are telling homeowners it is not needed. Is that true? Is crawl space insulation needed, or is it better to remove it? I understand why some say it is not needed because certain types of insulation…

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5 Basement Waterproofing Tips

By Michael Church | December 30, 2020

Here are 5 Basement Waterproofing Tips every homeowner should know to not only stop the basement from flooding but improve indoor air quality. Many basements are damp and great sources of mold and other indoor pollutants. Molds and dust mites thrive in high humid environments. Bacteria, viruses, and wood rot fungus can also be found…

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