i rent a basement in an old building (ca 150years) with no outside
insolation. since the adjoint building has been torn down (with no
further construction planned), the wall on this side of my building has
become wet. the owner of the building is not going to install an
outside isolation, is there any chance for me to install inside
insolation and if so, what method should i preferably use? any help
If you are using this space as a living area then the landlord is the
responsible party to affect repairs to said structure. Wet basement lead to
mold and mildew along with bacteria that can lead to chronic lung problems.
I beleive that even if the area in question is not used as a living space it
is still subject to health regulations
Not to mention- someone needs to educate the landlord- that now-exposed
common wall is probably done with soft brick, and is less than weatherproof.
Adding a layer of foam planks and some steel barn siding, with appropriate
flashing at the roofline, probably wouldn't cost a hell of a lot, and would
avoid a lot of future problems.
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