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Basement Insulation

Posted by DM on October 16th, 2002 02:52 PM

I'm building a new home and have a walk-out basement constructed of 12" blocks filled with concrete and sealed with plastic membrane. The back wall and 1 side wall are below grade about foot, the other 2 walls are framed. I have already taken all the necessary precautions on water drainage from the outside and also used Dry-Lock on the walls on the interior (just in case). Now ready to hang drywall but now wondering if I should insulate the walls before hand (drywall hanger suggestion). The 2 walls are already "stripped" with firring strips 16" on center.

I was thinking about using either blueboard or pinkboard cut to size between the stips. My questions are:

1) How should I attach the board. Glue or just cut tight?

2) Should I seal between teh board and the firring strips? If so, with what?

3) Should I put 6 mil plastic in place after the board and prior to the drywall?


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