Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Basement wall insulating


I have a sandstone basement and I want to finish a small portion of it. My question is: in order to put a wall against this outside wall do I need to put a vapour barrier against the outside wall first, then frame, insulate and vapour barrier again?
Alyson

Alyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,871
Default

Basement wall insulating


No, you do not need a vapor barrier. If it is what is called a "stone rubble" type foundation, it will be hard to insulate. Post some pictures.

__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
Disabled wood vet
 
titanoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,646
Default

Basement wall insulating


You don't need anything between the concrete wall and the insulated framed wall.
titanoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #4
Member
 
Knucklez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 828
Default

Basement wall insulating


one basic rule is that wood framing never goes directly against concrete, always there is a gasket or an air gap. my guess is that it is the same with sandstone (rubble) foundation wall.

due to irregular shape of stone the wall is not flat, so yes hard to insulate. .. but .. spray foam can do wonders here

Knucklez
__________________
"if you can't be handsome, at least you can be handy" -Redgreen
Knucklez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Default

Basement wall insulating


Canada requires a v.b.

1. Where are you located?

2. Describe the wall make-up from the rocks....

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,871
Default

Basement wall insulating


Mike, doesn't the Spray foam get you around the vapor barrier, since it now becomes the vapor barrier, once applied?

I do have a question regarding same subject Mike. If I was to just go one row along the top of my basement with Blue foam, since it sticks about three feet above the ground, what are your thoughts on temp difference. This may be something also that the OP may want to consider, due to how much sticks above the ground, and how much below, since rubble foundations are a pita to finish.

__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to - prevent basement mold crazymountain How To Guides 36 07-23-2014 06:02 PM
Basement Concrete Wall Framing Against Stairs Epicsoccer Remodeling 7 01-13-2013 03:11 PM
Removing spine wall beko Building & Construction 12 02-02-2010 01:15 AM
Insulating Exhisting Basement Wall soasquad Building & Construction 3 01-10-2010 06:56 AM
Insulating basement ceiling - your recommendations? jtmann HVAC 8 11-24-2009 04:44 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.