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Old 07-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-20-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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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.

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actually the best way is to hire someone to hold it in palce forever
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Dam. Why couldn't I think of that.
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NESTOR IS CORRECT HERE IS A LINK THAT MIGHT HELP http://www.midwestfasteners.com/prod...on-hangers.php
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You can also use a polurethane Construction adhesive.
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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.
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I have used Adhesive in the past with good results.....

I do like the idea of the pins though!
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my guys ramset 'em on the foundation. Make sure to use a less powerful load and wide washer nails
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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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