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 03-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: York PA
Posts: 24
Share |
Default

basement walls


whats steps are necessary before drywall. foam board? vapor barrier? insulation?

basement in south central PA, concrete floor, superior walls.
Attached Thumbnails
basement walls-img_4122.jpg   basement walls-img_4123.jpg  

Dantro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,560
Default

basement walls


Might was to try and use the search funtion on this site. There's at least 1000 replys and suggestion on this one subject.
Adding your location to your profile will be a big help on questions like this.
Just go to Quick links to edit.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: York PA
Posts: 24
Default

basement walls


i've found that i want to go styrofoam not fiberglass. my next question would be , vapor barrier, needed? where?
Dantro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: VA, MD, DC
Posts: 5,528
Default

basement walls


Looks like you have XPS against the walls already in this case.

Seal up the rim joist area and spray foam/seal all the gaps.

after that you can insulate with standard batting (Mineral wool is preferable) and drywall.

Be sure to drywall according to ADA.

Happy Easter!
Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Default

basement walls


well, as WoW points out, a few minor things and you're good to go! But your next question is a bit more "open" for discussion - the one about vapor barriers.

IMO, and from where you are geographically, there may not be a need for a vapour retarder nor a vapor barrier unless that is if you have a serious humidity problem in that basement of yours. If not, then I'd opt for a mold and mildew-resistant insulation (it looks as though you have 3-4 inches of space between the studs) - such as 'Roxul' - then drywall with mold and mildew-resistant blueboard, then prime and paint with a latex paint.

That should be all you need...
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”

Last edited by ccarlisle; 03-30-2013 at 11:07 AM.
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

basement walls


I'd check your paper work on the system, if available. That panel comes in R-5 or R-12.5. (From the "Homeowner guide"; http://www.superiorwalls.com/tech_resources) For your location, you need the R-12.5. You need to know which wall you have. You can also just measure the stud depth (concrete stud depth plus the 1" SPF ans steel stud; minus the 1-3/4" concrete facing). http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cGE&cad=rja

I agree XPS (as their B.G. says= to cover them (liability) against condensation) in the cavities because of your location AND the thermal bridging of the concrete studs (.08 per in.) with open-cell SPF used on them 1" thick (3.6 per in.) at 16"on-center. What is the measurement?

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
Old 03-31-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

basement walls


An added thought, you may need special (steel stud) screws for the drywall because of the steel studs and the added 1/2" plywood strips (that won't hold much, because of their thickness and also depending on how securely they were fastened). Air-tight the drywall, as said already; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...l_seal_rev.pdf

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
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
Painting tricky Basement walls. What paint should I use? tw1208 Painting 1 10-12-2012 08:07 PM
Insulate unfinished basement walls? DennyF Insulation 3 02-28-2012 12:36 PM
What to do with basement walls. RR. Remodeling 3 02-20-2012 06:49 PM
framing basement walls with furred ceiling BlueBSH Building & Construction 10 08-05-2011 12:44 PM
Basement Walls Plaster what to do? The Vintage Sou Building & Construction 5 11-19-2009 03:42 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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