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Old 09-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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well my parents this week are getting a competely new foundation (yeah a whole new one) the basement was previously finished but had to be gutted to redo the foundation... so now it is 8" cinder block walls the old one was 6" I believe, it defintatly was not as deep... but anyways... what is the best way to finish the inside? I convinced them while the outside is dug up to have the company install 2" XPS foam insulation... so this is what I think they are doing... new brick, then water seal it with that black tar stuff, then put the foam insulation over that...

just to make sure the builder does this right, do you seal the cracks on external XPS foam like you do internally? or does the tar take care of that?


but the real question is how to finish the inside? since there is 2" of XPS outside, couldn't we just take some 2X4's and attach them to the concrete block with tapcon screws and use them as furring strips, then drywall over that? seems almost to simple of a solution

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