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Old 10-05-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Basement walls in Durock and stone

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.

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Why would you need the Durock?

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Yes. You need to insulate. There are a ton of threads on here about best practices.
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