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I live in Pittsburgh, PA and I am currently in the plannign phase of finishing my basement. I am going to be doing it myself. I have read a few books and got references online and I am torn for one phase. I am leaning towards using 2" rigid foam for my basement walls but it seems some of the sources I've seen use this technique and some don't. I've also talked to a few of my neighbors that didn't use the rigid foam. I was hoping someone could explain to me the advantages/disadvantages of using the rigid foam and is it really needed? I'm really torn as to which way to go. If I don't use the rigid foam, what is the best way to use for a moisture barrier then.