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Exterior Foam Foundation Insulation - Any Value?

Posted by alpenglow (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 31, 06 at 12:13

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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RE: Exterior Foam Foundation Insulation - Any Value?

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.

RE: Exterior Foam Foundation Insulation - Any Value?

I agree with Alpenglow.

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