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mold between basement & living area

Posted by grasshopper on February 23rd, 2003 10:01 AM
In reply to mold between basement & living area by Scott from WI on February 22nd, 2003 11:19 PM [Go to top of thread]

Insulating the rim plate while allowing the moisture of the home to penetrate the cold rim is impossible to dry the home enough to stop.

A better choice is to have a air tight vapor seal on the warm side of the insulation. A tight fitting, foil faced 2" thick foam block is used instead of fiberglass. Caulk the seams around the edges of the foam to make it air tight.

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