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BigJimmy 07-20-2008 10:18 PM

Best way to affix 2" foam board insulation to foundation wall
 
I'm just curious. What do the pro's think is the best way to attach rigid foam insulation boards to a concrete foundation wall?

TIA and TTFN,
Jimmy

Nestor_Kelebay 07-20-2008 10:49 PM

I'm not a pro, but around where I live, they use stick clips. A stick clip has a base that you bond to the foundation wall and a pin that sticks out. You impale the insulation onto those pins and then push the washers onto those pins to hold the insulation in place.

mgsproperties 07-21-2008 01:13 AM

actually the best way is to hire someone to hold it in palce forever

Nestor_Kelebay 07-21-2008 01:52 AM

Dam. Why couldn't I think of that. :mad:

buletbob 07-21-2008 05:35 AM

NESTOR IS CORRECT HERE IS A LINK THAT MIGHT HELP http://www.midwestfasteners.com/prod...on-hangers.php

AtlanticWBConst. 07-21-2008 07:27 AM

You can also use a polurethane Construction adhesive.

TazinCR 07-21-2008 07:43 AM

If you just want ad space pay for it and don't waste our time. This site is for constructive advise. Yours wasn't

AtlanticWBConst. 07-21-2008 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TazinCR (Post 141373)
If you just want ad space pay for it and don't waste our time. This site is for constructive advise. Yours wasn't

?:huh:? huh?

TazinCR 07-21-2008 08:36 AM

I was writing about mgsproperties post

PerpetuallyRepairing 07-21-2008 08:51 AM

They make special adhesive for foam board that I have seen magazine articles recommend it. They say to use horizontal lines of glue the width of the boards.

I like the idea of stick clips. If you ever had mice or bugs get behind the foam, you could pull off the foam board.

javan 07-21-2008 09:30 AM

I have used Adhesive in the past with good results.....

I do like the idea of the pins though!

dhag 07-21-2008 12:20 PM

my guys ramset 'em on the foundation. Make sure to use a less powerful load and wide washer nails

rustyjames 07-21-2008 12:50 PM

Use the proper adhesive. I've experienced stripping foamboard off foundation walls that was attached with adhesive and I can verify it works very well.


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