Thanks. Does anyone have a suggestion to which method I should go with?
It would help if you posted where you live and the insulation requirements. You might answer your own question.We're about to start finishing our basement. We have about 106' of block wall that will need to be framed, with about 9' from floor to ceiling. Our estimates for costs are the following:
Is there a reason (code, aesthetics, difficulty) on why we should consider dishing out an additional $750 for the full framing rather than the furring strips? Am I going to run into anything down the road with the furring strips that will make me wish I would have used the 2" x 4" framing? Also, are there low profile electrical boxes that would fit with my planned furring strip layout (two 1" x 3" furring strips stacked in a grid + 3/4" rigid foam board insulation against the block)?
- Furring Strips: 5 horizontal rows + vertical rows on 16" centers (grid layout of 1" x 3" furring strips) = around $250 total
- Traditional Framing (2x4): 16" centers + header and footer treated lumber = around $1,000 total
Thanks for your tips - I live in Southwest Virginia. I'm curious what you meant by the quote above? I was planning on Drylocing the walls, gluing the foam board to the block with liquid nail and taping the edges, and then putting the frame up against the foam boards. Is this not right? I'm not sure if I should leave any breathing room between the foam board and the frame? Also, I thought foam board + bat insulation would be overkill - is that not the case?Anything with foam board has details that make it tedious work. You cannot just glue it up and hope for the best.