Basement remodel


Old 01-02-05, 12:25 PM
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I am planning on finishing my basement. The walls have foam insulation glued to them. This keeps the basement very warm, so I don't think I will need anymore insulation. My question is Do I frame with 2x4's just like the insulation was the cement wall? Do I have to plastic? Or is there a way to put the sheetrock directly on the insulation? I think this insulation is supposed to have tabs to do just that, but it was glued on. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 01-03-05, 05:42 AM
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I prefer to see 2x4's used. This allows for any installation of shelving, full depth electrial boxes, etc.

You still need that W/T BOTTOM PLATE. The best way is to attach WOOD TREATED BOTTOM PLATE to the concrete is to use either...

Concrete nails - Sometimes this is hard and time consuming!
Tapcon Screws - Relatively easy but again time consuming!
Hilti Gun with ramset nails - Rent the gun, buy nails and charges - Very fast and holds great! - No adhesive is needed.

Doing the wall framing 16" O.C. provides a solid base for your 1/2" drywall.

Let me add one other thing, rigid insulation used on a concrete/masonry surface is fine. Considerations to make in using this is;

1 The Rigid insulation if installed properly does then act as a vapor barrier. Do not tape/seal the seams. This allows it to breathe and dry up any condensation that may form.

Hope this helps!
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