What's behind this paneled basement wall?
I would like to replace the paneling in my lower level den with drywall. The thing is that I'm not really sure what's behind the paneling. When I remove a faceplate for a Coax outlet for TV, it looks like its furring strips on cinderblock wall with no insulation. But then if I remove an electrical outlet plate or switch plate, It's almost 3" in depth, so it looks like standard size boxes. Did they actually cut into the cinderblock wall?
See, when I rip it out I need to decide on a few things.
If it's furring strips... well then I might want to re-frame it with 2x3"s at least and drylock the walls or proper vapor barrier and good insulation. But if that's the right way to do it, then I have to budget time and money accordingly. Couple things to think about... carpeting / tack strips... if reframing that has to be adjusted, and I want to keep the carpet for now.
I've attached some pics. One is the width of the interior doorway. Yes there is one interior wall that I wouldn't really have to do anything to except hang the drywall.