Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 291
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Basement insulation


Unfortunately hurricane Sandy forced me into a complete basement remodel. My basement has a poured concrete foundation which I would like to spray with Ames Blue Max while I have everything exposed. After applying the blue max (which forms a vapor barrier), what kind of insulation would everyone suggest? Should I use a rigid foam? The basement usually stays dry, the only way I got water in was because my Whole neighborhood flooded and our sewers backed up.

Thank you in advance

mazzonetv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
Items wanted: Time
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 195
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Basement insulation


is your basement underground?

NiNe O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 291
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Basement insulation


Yes - 8' ceilings and about 6' is underground.
mazzonetv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 AM   #4
Items wanted: Time
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 195
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Basement insulation


Seems like earth is a pretty good insulation
NiNe O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Basement insulation


Is the waterproofing mainly for peace of mind, another future similar incident? I'd spend the money on foamboard rather than a vapor barrier. Foam board, thick enough to prevent condensation is suggested by BSC: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems

If near New Brunswick, NJ, your average annual low temps are 46* above grade. Without any f.b, just R-13 cavity in a wood frame wall, at 70* you'd be good to 46%RH. R-5 (1"f.b.) =good to 55%RH, 2" (R-10)= 60%RH.

Have you figured your heat loss/savings yet: http://www.quadlock.com/technical_li...Insulation.pdf

Page 69, and find your wall make-up: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...study-analysis

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Gary in WA For This Useful Post:
ink (11-27-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement Exterior Above Grade Insulation purpasadu Building & Construction 6 02-28-2012 04:42 PM
Insulation in basement floor joists and integrated garage speedster1 Building & Construction 3 12-07-2010 05:44 PM
Old Home - Basement addition insulation vapor barrier question 1870 Building & Construction 0 10-14-2010 07:36 AM
basement insulation advise needed bmartin5150 Building & Construction 1 04-27-2009 04:56 PM
Installing new insulation in my basement and removing the old moldy insulation. Fixitgeorge Remodeling 3 10-17-2006 08:33 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.