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New insulation in my basement

Posted by Ryan on January 14th, 2000 01:28 PM

To whomever can help me:
I am currently finishing off the the basement in my 80 year old house. My question is, I keep going back and forth on the (2) different types of insulation to use. The foundation walls for my basement are fieldstone and are about 2' thick. To frame out my basement, I had to bring the stud walls out about 4" from the fondation walls. This created a cavity close to 9" deep (including the dimension of the stud cavity). In order to insulate this cavity, it will cost me a small fortune in rolled insulation and/or batts. I was wondering if I could put up the vapor barrier and use the cellulose blown installation to fill the walls full. This would in theory give me an R value of about 33 or more not to mention saving me quite a bit of money. Let me know what you think. Do you think I will have a problem with the blown insulation settling? Thank you, Ryan Bird.

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