Hi all at DIY. I've been trying to find a forum for home renos for a while and not many exist.
I'm redoing my basement. I live in a back split in Ontario Canada and I'm redoing the lowest level basement. The fiancées father did it before and he did a horrible job... (running wires outside walls, unfinished drop ceilings, poor framing and drywall work etc.)
So needless to say I'm ripping everything down and am starting from scratch...
I've redone 2 full bath rooms before, a powder room, and most of a kitchen before so I feel I got a decent understanding of how things are done though I've never taken on a project as big as a whole basement before.
I've been doing some research and I'm thinking of doing 2 in rigid foam on the concrete walls and filling the vats on the wall with your standard fiberglass insulation then 1 in on the floor..
I read http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems
and they seem to suggest the same from what I can tell after doing my best to decipher all the technical stuff.
My question is with the rigid foam is it simply glued to the wall and floors with a construction adhesive approved for foam?
I saw this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jSuWbdJy5A
and was wondering if its as simple as it looks?
To me it looks like its done in the following steps.
1) The foam on the floor is laid without any fastening or adhesive. The joints are sealed with im assuming is either silicone or construction adhesive
2) Cut the 1/4 in expansion slot
3) fill the expansion slot with foam (wouldn't that take away from its ability to expand though?) and then glue the wall boards to the wall with just a few dabs of glue and seal the joints same as before.
4) Tape all joints.
5) The plywood subfloor is screwed to the foam and then you're off to the races framing, insulating vats, drywall etc.
Is that pretty much it?