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jhaley7 06-19-2012 07:00 PM

Hello, thank you in advance for any advice.

We recently just finished building our home in Madison, WI. I am looking at finishing our basement, and have some questions regarding the insulation.

After speaking with the contractor that built the home, he said adding fiber insulation to the inside of the 8" poured concrete wall is not completely necessary as there is R10 foam board on the outside of the concrete wall.

What are some thoughts on this? I was planning on putting fiber insulation between the studs, but is this overkill?

Thank you!

Windows on Wash 06-19-2012 08:52 PM

It is not overkill and fiberglass is cheap.

Get unfaced and VOC free.

jklingel 06-23-2012 09:02 PM

read here
Have someone (you) run the numbers on ROI on R30, then factor in some comfort. In Mad, Wis, I'd sure not stop at R10.
You may find this informative. things have changed a little bit, as will always happen.

Ameri-Dry Guy 06-27-2012 10:14 AM

Insulation suggestion
If the outside wall has had styrofoam applied and you still wish to insulate the inside with fiber insulation, be sure to insulate WITHOUT a paper backing. The paper backing would create a double or reverse vapor barrier causing trapped moisture.

Gary in WA 07-05-2012 01:19 AM

Sounds good, compare to these: http://www.buildingfoundation.umn.ed...timum-main.htm

Here, yours is included:

Pages 62-71;
Remember the RIMS!

Poly sill sealer under the p.t. bottom plate for thermal/capillary break;

JK, I found that link you posted just yesterday while researching! Should have found this thread sooner! LOL.

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