Exterior Foam Foundation Insulation - Any Value?

alpenglowOctober 31, 2006

Hello, Our new addition has rigid foam insulation installed on the exterior foundation. There is a about 3 vertical feet of concrete "kneewall" foundation on two sides of the walk-out basement. The blue foam looks really ugly and I really don't feel like dealing with 2 or 3 part stucco mixtures to go over the foam. Does this foam really add a significant amount of insulative value? I am thinking of just removing it from the ground up. Any information would be appreciated.

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The R value of extruded polystyrene is roughly R5 per inch. It has excellent value, but uncovered is unfinished. The contractor had no business leaving it that way.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2006 at 12:45AM
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I agree with Alpenglow.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 8:48PM
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