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Basement Insulation

Posted by barneyrubble (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 10, 11 at 0:02

I live in the Northeast and have a finished basement with hot water baseboard heat, laminate flooring and sheet rock walls. Due to a faulty sump pump, I needed to replace some soggy sheet rock in one of the closets. I discovered that there was no insulation behind the sheet rock. The one consolation was that the studs are not directly touching the concrete walls. Can anyone recommend an effective way to insulate the walls without tearing them down? Spray foam? Cellulose? Thanks!


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RE: Basement Insulation

You're out of luck.

Using a fibrous insulation in a basement will only work behind MemBrain, which goes on before the drywall. For spray foam, the applicator needs direct access to the entire wall; it can be applied after the framing is on, but not after the drywall is in place.


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