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Old 07-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Basement finishing- Framing/ insulation question


Any help would be appreciated. I am looking to finsh my basement (newer home). The basement has block concrete foundation with insualtion and then a white vapor barrier (listed exterior to interior). Would i have to remove this to frame and replace with a new insulation or frame on the outside of the insulation but not directly touching the barrier? I have been told both ways and am not sure what to do. I have a photo but I am not sure if it is possible to attach.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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I believe you need five posts in order to post a pic, so post telling us where you live, age of the house, what the space will be used for etc.

The best thing to do would be to get rid of everything back down to the block, glue XPS to the block wall and frame 2x4 tight against the XPS with the proper insulation in between. There are MANY threads in the insulation section covering this.

Try and get a pic up so we can see what you are dealing with.

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What type of insulation? I agree with Beepster about the insulation board glued directly to the block walls. Depending on where you live, this may be enough insulation if you use the correct thickness. Then frame on the outside of it. My basement framework sits about an inch away from the insulation. Makes electrical much easier.


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