We are considering installing a Durock and stone-faced wall in the basement. Should we insulate as well? If we insulate and install a vapour barrier will moisture retention occur hence encouraging mold growth and efflouresence?
What I've been reading indicates that insulation is a good idea for half of a basement wall but the lower half should remain uninsulated in order to allow air flow. Is a Durock/stone wall conducive to the requisite air flow? I live in Ottawa, Ontario.