correct order to finish basement
I will use poly + foam + plywood + engineered laminate/wood floor to do basement floor. And I will use foam + wood frame + fibreglass + drywall to do the basement wall.
I plan to follow this order to install them:
1. put poly on the floor and all the way up 1 foot on the wall, seal every where when possible to make it as air tight as possible;
2. put wall foam (2" XPS) and glue them on the concrete wall, seal every where;
3. put floor foam (1" XPS) and seal every where;
now we have an envelop of rigid foam.
4. start wall frame, nail down with concrete and nail up with joists;
5. put plywood, just floating on top of the foam;
6. wiring and plumbing;
7. put fibreglass;
8. put drywall;
9. put engineered laminate/wood floor;
Some experts suggested put plywood before framing. So the frame is on top of the plywood.
What's your suggestion about my installation sequence?
Dinner is ready so this must be short---your method of building a floor is very unusual--that's likely why no one has answered you----it sounds like a mildew sandwich--
Why are you adding foam and plywood to a concrete floor?
If the foundation leaks and you have to lift the floor; really hard if the floor goes under the wall. I prefer to leave them independent.
Yes, wood on concrete floor is difficult on the wood. Raised floor is nicer.
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