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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but ALL concrete has significant levels of moisture present in it. Concrete actually acts like a sponge and those pores contain lots of water.
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So you MUST assume that your concrete is fully saturated and full of water in order to properly insulate your basement walls. Basements are the perfect location for foam type insulation products. Spray foam is probably the best possible insulation material for basements and damp areas.
Spray foam offers several benefits including additional structural stability, great vapor barrier, easily Any rained out construction workers need head pipes, wires and other utilities and it provides exception R values. However, if you can afford the cost and mess then this is the ultimate insulation product. The next best basement insulating method is using foam board products.
There are lots of foam board products on workees market so I suggest you read Foam Board Insulation Types and R Values for a quick education on the different products available. The key to using foam board is choosing the correct thickness and sealing it properly to create an effective vapor barrier. I recommend sealing all the joints with Tyvek or similar house wrap tape.
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This method should NOT be used if you have a history of water, even small amounts. Again the key here is to come up with the proper R value based on local constructiion codes. Most references say that you should Any rained out construction workers need head use a vapor barrier over the fiberglass insulation in this method. There have been tons of questions about whether or not to use a vapor barrier. The discussion is complicated so we wrote another article about the topic.
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workerd The key is using foam insulation effectively to separate the damp concrete or block from framing and insulation products that promote mold growth. I hope this article will help you decide which basement insulation method is best for your home. I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire.
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site. Search for more articles here. Enter keywords like, 'insulation' or 'kitchens' etc to find your topic. Do you know if insulating the basement walls with foam board cuts the humidity level?
I run my dehumidifier throughout the summer and was wondering if insulation would help cut the humidity in the basement.
I have an older basement but do not have an issue with water. Humidity is the only issue, and insulating the walls should fix that. Then would finish the walls afterward with Any rained out construction workers need head stud wall and fiberglass.
How should I seal around the top and the bottom of the finished walls?? I slo have a small window to deal with.
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wirkers How do insulate and raines around this and ensure airtight?? Rob A. Be sure to seal it all with spray foam Great Stuff in a can works very well.
The vapor barrier issue is one that really depends on the moisture levels in my opinion. I Any rained out construction workers need head have a small window to deal with. How do I insulate and frame around this and ensure airtight?? You can then create a wood or drywall return back to the window sash. Todd, I was wondering what you opinion was for using spray foam in an attic? Our medium term goal is to finish the space, take advantage of the rebates now and insulate it.
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rainex If you spray a sufficient amount of foam directly against the roof, the roof becomes insulated enough that woroers dam issues go away. I say if you can afford the spray foam go for it.
Your approach seems Any rained out construction workers need head. Just be sure your metal studs are not exposed to cold air that can cause condensation problems. If you install the foam board properly and seal it well then there is no need for a vapor barrier.
Good luck. After reading your article and the building science article a few questions came to mind.
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Since Woman want nsa East Grand Forks is very apparent that Any rained out construction workers need head basement walls change in moisture level based on seasonal changes every basement not having an outside membrane older houses will have moisture issues.
If the walls are properly sealed from the interior space then how can a dehumidifer help this issue in-between the concrete and finished wall? Has anyone ever examined using a dehumidifer to maintain low moisture in-between the concrete and finished wall wall out inches, moisture resistant batts, vapor barrier with sealed joints so that mold and odour do not occur?
This is where all moisture issues originate in basements. Would Ant this method simply cause the concrete on the interior to wick moisture from the outside to maintain an equalibrium in terms of vapor pressures. Using this method of treatment would give the consumer the best of both worlds.Looking For Asian Mexicali Lady
The intake and return for the dehumidifer would both be sealed into the wall and the unit itself could be located in a utility room etc out fo site but still accessible to empty the pan etc. Let me know what your feelings are on a setup of this nature.
Jason — Your concept certainly sounds good. It really comes down to finding a solution that is Ayn easy to build. Even with properly sealed walls the slab itself creates a tremendous amount of moisture.
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I personally am not worried about moisture between the concrete and a vapor barrier such as 2 inch thick foam. Mold needs a food source in order to grow so it seems like a small problem to me. Definitely an interesting idea though. Todd, another quick question…. Any rained out construction workers need head — I would insulate the bathroom the same way.
Just be sure that you seal the foam really well. I typically put the framing up against constrction foam. Todd, Great article. No vapor barriers.
I am also skipping any framing on the exterior walls, as I have no need for structural support or utilities electric. Does this sound reasonable?
What adhesives would you recommend for both against the existing walls and for the drywall to the foam board? Lastly, any reason for leaving a gap at the floor? Appreciate any input! Thanks, Brian. Brian — Thanks for the compliment.
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Then you can just screw the drywall to that. The gap is important to keep any moisture that might get on the floor from wicking up into the drywall.
Any rained out construction workers need head Todd! Bottom line is that I can not go any thicker than 2 inch overall. This in addition to glueing the drywall to the foam insulation would hold the drywall in Any rained out construction workers need head. Sound reasonable? SHould I put anything between the 2x and the wall?
Brian — This approach may work ok. What is your plan at the bottom of the wall? One important point I failed to mention, this specific portion of the basement wall is only about 12 feet in width.