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Old 05-09-2015, 10:07 PM   #1
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tips on applying foam board on concrete


Hi everyone, I am installing foam board on my concrete block walls in my workshop and was wondering if there is any trick to get it to stick to the walls? I am using adhesive that is recommended for foam board. Thanks all.
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are you having problems or just getting set up ahead of time?

if you are having an actual problem now, describe the situation,.
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I find if I apply the adhesive in big dots every 12" or less it works better then a continuous zigzag pattern.
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if you are having problems getting it to stay stuck to the wall while the adhesive sets, use a board (2X4 or whatever) across the foam board and then use another stick type board to lean into that board and made secure at the floor to hold it all against the wall. You can do this in a couple places so the entire thing will be pressed against the wall, at least as much as the rigidity of the foam will allow.
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Thanks for the tips guys. The foam is sticking to the walls but the edges are not sticking very well but the seams are being taped with seam tape and the foam is a moisture barrier that will be sandwiched behind a stud wall.
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