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Old 09-10-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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injecting spray foam insulation into a 2' cut out section of basement drywall.


Could I put spray foam insulation into the approximate 2' cavity at the bottom of my (recently cut-out due to flooding) basement drywall) when there are already 6' pink batts above? Is it possible to combine the two? If so, would I then need just need to seal the existing, visible vapour barrier and, if so, with what?
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Welcome to the forum!

You should use rigid foam board on the walls against the concrete wall. Perhaps you are in Canada? The vapor barrier gave it away...http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...gs?full_view=1

If the fiberglass got wet, replace it all; http://www.inspectapedia.com/sickhou...rglassMold.htm

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You should use rigid foam board on the walls against the concrete wall. Perhaps you are in Canada? The vapor barrier gave it away...http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...gs?full_view=1

If the fiberglass got wet, replace it all; http://www.inspectapedia.com/sickhou...rglassMold.htm

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But why can't I just spray foam into that space and into the gap behind the set back 2x4s ( for the 6" batts)?
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Go for it. You really shouldn't have a poly vapor barrier in a basement unless in certain areas of Canada or AK. http://libdspace.uwaterloo.ca/bitstr...c%20Thesis.pdf

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Thanks for that.......a wealth of highly technical info, too technical for me, i'm afraid.
I am leaving all of this for a month (or longer).
Upon my return I may first get a backflow valve installed and then have the foundation waterproofed-another issue indeed-if weather permits. Or, I may just leave the whole thing until the spring to see if I get any more water into the basement.
Unfortunately, I have to pay to get these things done, I just don't have the knowhow or the tools.
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I understand, that money thing hits me too....

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