Basement perimeter wall construction

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Old 04-14-03, 10:06 AM
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Basement perimeter wall construction

I am planning on constructing my basement perimeter walls in the way that Doug (and others) recommend - 1" from block, 2x4 construction with W/T bottom plate.

Someone pointed out this website and their construction suggestion to me and I wanted to solicit thoughts and comments.

Does the double vapor barrier they seem to suggest have a potential to cause problems in the future?

http://www.timbr.com/tips/howtos/bas...inish.asp?loc=
 
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Old 04-14-03, 05:28 PM
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PenguinDave,

I will use Minnesota as a guide for this. Please review the attached requirements for basements. This does not produce problems as you might think but Minnesota is a leader in these issues of which other agencies and States follow when vapor barriers are required.

http://www.whitebearlake.org/Buildin...ent%20Info.htm

***PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST MAKE SMALL SLICES AT GRADE LEVEL ONLY FOR WEEPING IN THE POLY IF POLY IS PLACED AGAINST THE BLOCK - ATTACH THE POLY WITH STAPLES TO YOUR JOISTS/FOUNDATION SILL PLATE***

The article that you read is pretty accurate but no adhesive is necessary as I have indicated above.

Hope this helps!
 
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