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  1. Insulation
    We live in Ontario, Canada and gutted our finished basement and will upgrade the insulation. However, there is one section where the stairs go down into the basement that limits the thickness of insulation we can use. The stairs were built right up against the block. So we only have the 1.5”...
  2. Insulation
    Hello all. I am looking for some advice on how to proceed in finishing my basement walls. I live in Cleveland, OH suburbs in a home built in 2020. The builder gave us blanket insulation on the top half of our walls (see photo). I am not planning on finishing the ceiling, just adding flat walls...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All - New member here. Have a 14 year old house with a finished basement. In the (unfinished) utility room, the walls consist of concrete covered by some sort of insulation, then plastic. I would like to build several shelves on a (concrete) wall which is now covered in plastic...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello - I'm here to find some addtional opinions about next steps in my basement. I've got it ready to go and do the few things that I think I need to do next to insulate and make it a cozy living space; i've just gotten it spray foamed in the rim joints. In taking down the wood panels, I...
  5. Insulation
    I own a 1940s home with a basement. The walls in some areas of the basement were bowing, which is common here in western Pennsylvania (zone 5) due to wet soil and collapse of the terra cota exterior footer drainpipe. Sooo we all get interior french drains... I want to furnish the basement again...
  6. Insulation
    Just had my rough-in inspection for my basement and passed. But the inspector said after I insulate this fireplace cove (which I've framed over), I need to cover the insulation. I do not plan on putting a fireplace here, just TV on the wall and AV stuff underneath. I should have asked him...
  7. Insulation
    I'm renovating/reinsulating my basement, and from everything I've read, interior polyethylene vapor barriers should be avoided, walls should be allowed to dry inwards, and poly barriers trap moisture below grade since the walls can't dry outwards. So my plans was to use EPS with R-12 batts...
  8. Insulation
    Good morning everyone, I hope you guys can help me because I've been looking for this answers for quite long time and amazingly I'm not able to find a direct answer. I'm from Brazil, but I'm leaving in US- Michigan, Thermal zone 4 &5, now and we decided to finish our basement. I'm working with...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am looking to finish my basement in the near future. My home was built in 2011 and is located in Minnesota. I have exterior insulation and poured concrete basement walls/footings. Does anybody know if I should add more insulation on the inside of the walls? If so, what kind? Since the...
  10. Insulation
    Hi, I have been working on insulating rim joists. So far I have pulled out all old pink batts, caulked joints, installed 2" XPS and caulked that in place. We want R20 so my next step is another layer of 2" XPS cut a bit narrower glued in place then great stuff around the foam and over the sill...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Thanks in advance for any experienced advice you can give me on this topic. I'm trying to add space in my basement for my 2 small children. I've had several people estimate this job and each one had different ideas about what was required to ensure a mold free basement. Most of those ideas...
  12. Building & Construction
    I live in Central Indiana, and am in the process of finishing my basement. Electrical phase is nearly complete, and I'm getting ready for HVAC then insulation. Temps are pretty mild down there now with about a 5-7 degree difference from the upstairs rooms. I have framed the walls with 2x4...
  13. Building & Construction
    I looked for this topic in other threads but couldn't find anything... I'm hoping to get a bit of guidance/advice before we get into insulating a very cold (& ugly) basement floor. I want to lose as little headroom as possible, so am hoping to go with either 1/2" or 1" foam on the floor with...
  14. Carpentry
    I am in the middle of a basement finishing project. My basement is dry and has only had a minute amount of leakage over the years, which was eliminated by sloping the earth away from the house. My city-approved plan calls for stud perimeter walls 1 inch out from the concrete basement walls. I...
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