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Old 09-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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I have a basement that was put up by the builder with studs and fiberglass insulation .. I was planning to drywall the basement to make one big open room. What i was wondering is if i should take down the fiberglass and poly. Then install foam board by cutting a section out so i can slide it down the wall into place against the concrete.

I have about 1 inch and 3/4 gap between the studs and basement concrete wall.

I am not sure how this would work for glue application with such a tight fit. Maybe use spray foam on top and joints? Then tape them?

Sorry for all the questions.

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Where is the home located?

No need for poly and foam board. Foam board will serve as an effect vapor retarder if properly applied.

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The home is located in Alberta Canada.
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I would definitely take down the FG and poly combo. Not a great option for up there.

Rigid foam and air tight drywall is the way to go in your application.

Check out Building Science.com as they have a bunch of wall designs that are perfect for your climate.
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