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Faced or unfaced

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Confused a bit here, I put 2" XPS foam on some parts of my basement walls and 1" foam board on other parts. Now I'm confused if I should go with a faced or unfaced insulation to fill the framing in?

My issue is, the foam board is 6" short of the floor. I attached it this way so my dry cove and board butt flat up to one another and any water coming in from the wall will drain directly into my french drain.

I attached a picture showing the gray drainage cove.


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The foam board is a moisture barrier so you do not want another moisture barrier further in. Use unfaced insulation, or cut out scattered holes representing at least 10% of the surface area out of the facing material of faced insulation.
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