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Finishing a basment

Posted by Kenneth Sack on April 22nd, 2003 12:47 PM
In reply to Finishing Basement by Mark on December 2nd, 2002 02:08 PM [Go to top of thread]

I am looking to finish my concrete wall and floor basement in the Chicago area. I seeing many different ways of doing it. My main concern is sealing out mositure and insulation.

I plan to use 2 x 4 for framing. 2 of the 4 walls will be 3 feet from the foundation because of utility stuff. I plan to seal the walls and floor with a concrete sealer. Should I insulate the walls and install vapor barriers? I would appreiciate any help. If I need to insulate and add a vapor barrier, how are they placed?

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