I am finishing a previously completely unfinished basement. I will soon be ready to install the walls against the cinder block as soon as the bathroom is complete. My plans are to;
1. Install full 2x4 walls -pressure treaded 2x4 against the commercial vinyl tile. -install the walls about 1/2" from the cinder block. -build the walls in place rather than as one piece and raise. -install plastic wrapped insulation -install a plastic vapor barrier between the studs and the greenboard. -install 1/2" greenboard with the tips from previous post.
-Is it necessary to give the 1/2" gap between the cinder block and the studs? -Anyone recommend putting the vapor barrier between the studs and the cinderblock instead of between the studs and the drywall? I am installing the vapor barrier on the outide because I am building the walls in place. -Anyone ever notch the bottom of the bottom plate 2x4 to allow drainage in the unfortunate instance of water! -Any tips?????