Basement insulation


Old 06-06-02, 06:53 AM
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Basement insulation

I have a 50 year old house with a walk-in basement. 25% of basement is dirt and the rest pour concrete. The basement is usually dry but does have a mild smell. I want to insulate with a wall and insulation the part that has concrete. The dirt part does have two vents. Will this cause any problems and how should I insulate the wall? ALso, on the ceiling in the basement, which side of the insulation goes up... paper side or other? Thanks.
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Old 06-08-02, 06:41 AM
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The paper side of the insulation always faces the heated space.
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Vapor barriers don't always go on the heated side of the structure
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