Basement insulation


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Old 05-07-02, 08:07 AM
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Wink Basement insulation

I am remodeling my basement and I have chosen to stud the walls using 2 x 4s. I am ready to insolate and am wondering if I should use regular r-13 fiberglass insulation with vapor barrio or use the higher cost blue foam board. My basement is sealed from any leaks or of water and most of it is below ground level. Please comment!
 
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Old 05-08-02, 04:19 AM
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sealed how?

The basement is sealed - how?

Was the basement recently sealed? If yes - then why?

If the basement is dry and has been dry for many years then the fiberglass is fine.
 
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Old 05-08-02, 05:04 AM
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Post basement insolation

Except for one corner. This seepage is on a corner and only leaked water when it rains extremely hard, and the downspout gets clogged, then the back gutter over flows. I have installed a 2nd downspout on the gutter and put gutter shield to keep leaves out, so the back up does not happen, so far this year not a drop. I did seal the corners, with DryLok of my basement and 8 of the floor just because I read it was a good percussion
 
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Old 05-09-02, 04:25 AM
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put foam in that area

Put foam in that area and fiberglass in the rest.

Sealers may help for a few years as a precaution for minor seepage but will not work long term for heavier seepage.
 
 

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