Insulation and vapor barrier
I have been planning to finish my basement. My research told me to do this:
1" of "pink" insulation glued to the foundation walls
Frame walls at least 1/2" from foundation
Insulate with faceless fiberglass
Do NOT use any vapor barrier
I was discussing this with my building inspector (Fanwood, NJ) and he said that NJ requires a vapor barrier on the interior side of the wall.
Obviously, I am going to follow the code, but I am nervous becuase of what I've read. I've read that vapor barriers actually tend to keep inevitable moisture locked within the walls and that is what causes mold and the odors.
Can anyone reassure me that NJ's building code is in fact the correct way to go?