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Old 11-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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I am in the process of finishing my basement and when the builders built the house, they already dry-walled part of the stairway going down to the basement. However, there is a section to where they stopped where the foundation begins. My question is, is there a way to just glue a piece of drywall onto the foundation because there is no rooms to build any type of wall or anything because the steps are there. I was thinking I could moisture proof the concrete and then attach drywall with some sort of adhesive. Any ideas or advice. I attached the pic below.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Hey gabel8,
My name is George and I work for a Chicago area Home depot. In my opinion you can attach the first sheet of drywall (using some drywall adhesive) up to your first riser same like they have before, it looks like they went straight over the concrete with drywall. For the remaining part of the basement I would consider using furring strips and check with your code enforcement officer, you may need to insulate your walls.
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Thanks George, The area is only about 4 feet long and they don't drywall over the foundation, that is actually where the foundation ends.
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If your zip starts with 152, recommended basement exterior insulation = R-12, interior = R-11. You should get a permit for the paper trail for H.O. Insurance and when you sell the house. Ask if the stairs are required to meet egress for width, if not and only a basement widow/door is required, you can frame over the stairs for the insulation thickness. This on general basement insulation: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...ent-insulation

This for more understanding the summertime problems of vapor control: http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...gs?full_view=1

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