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Old 03-31-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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Hey,

Not a professional, but the unrenovated basement was getting a bit annoying, so am out to finish it myself. I've read some stuff on the internet about how and what to do.

Ive attached a picture of what I have done so far, does it seem correct?

Here is what I have done:

1. Removed the old insulation
2. Applied a sheet of .5" insulation sheets (fomular) to the concrete walls w/ the help of specific adhesive, and taped the ends.
3. Sealed bottoms with expanding foam

Am I leaving anything out?
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:10 AM   #2
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Too late now, but I would have used 2" EPS foam boards. Otherwise looks good to me.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:40 AM   #3
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since you did not use a thick enough foam board (need 2" to keep the exterior warm enough not to condense water vapor moving through the wall) you are best to spray foam another 3" to this wall.
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Where are you located ?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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Where are you located ?
Toronto, Canada.

Yea.. it does get pretty cold here I guess.

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since you did not use a thick enough foam board (need 2" to keep the exterior warm enough not to condense water vapor moving through the wall) you are best to spray foam another 3" to this wall.
Spray foam, or the insulating foam that comes in bundles?
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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Use the extra at the rim joists.....

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Oh yeah...and make watching 'Holmes on Homes' a part of your education. I feel that if you had taken that measure, you'd have done things differently.
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Use the extra at the rim joists.....

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Extra what at the where?
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