I'm about to start finishing my basement walls. I've painted them with 3 coats of waterproofer. I have a floating basement (french drain) type of thing where the wall and floor meet. I don't get water but some moisture in the summer. Live in NJ.
I'm deciding on whether to use steel studs or wood. Also, I don't want to use fiberglas insulation. I'd like to use styrofoam. I feel more comfortable if it ever gets wet. Where do I install the styrofoam? Do I glue it to the concrete block behind the stud wall? Do I suspend it between the studs? And how far from the wall do I install the studs?
Everything I've read talks about putting furring strips directly on the walls and the same with the foam. This just feels wrong to me. I want an independent wall with insulation. Any help?