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11-09-15, 02:29 AM
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Posted By SyracuseDave

Can Weed Barrier be used as Shade Cloth

I was wondering if wee barrier would be a possible alternative for shade cloth. I have a bunch of shade cloth left over and in doing some shopping around it appears shade cloth can be kind of pricy....
10-29-15, 07:58 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

We haven't had an issue with water buildup since...

We haven't had an issue with water buildup since we installed the perimeter drain and sump system. Unfortunately unknown to us at the time we purchased the home, there was an issue with water buildup...
10-29-15, 06:26 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

Thanks Bud. I thought about perlite, but looks...

Thanks Bud. I thought about perlite, but looks like I would need about 60 bags @$20/ea. Which is cost prohibitive right now. Also, I wonder if I should be concerned about water buildup behind the...
10-29-15, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

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Sorry about that.

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10-29-15, 02:13 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

I apologize for a delay in my response. I have...

I apologize for a delay in my response. I have attach a few ore photos to help show what I was trying to describe. The basement wall is above ground 1.5-2 feet.
The first photo show the top of the...
10-28-15, 04:52 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

Thanks Pulpo I think I get where you're coming...

Thanks Pulpo I think I get where you're coming from. However, I was really hoping to help insulate and control the movement of air up through the block wall and as an added benefit help prevent the...
10-28-15, 02:32 AM
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Views: 831
Posted By SyracuseDave

Condensation on Block Wall Seal Gasket

I am in the process sealing up the gaps and insulating the rim joist area in my basement. We have exposed block walls and, as part of this effort, placed Owens Corning Foam SealR Plate Gasket along...
10-23-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

Bud - here's another possibly silly question, but...

Bud - here's another possibly silly question, but I was looking at the cost of house wrap or Tyvek sheeting and was wondering if I could just use the weed barrier for the same purpose (Polypropylene...
10-23-15, 04:58 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

Thanks Bud, this is good information - but still...

Thanks Bud, this is good information - but still trying to get my head around it.

With respect to faced vs. unfaced insulation, my concern is the potential impact of unfaced insulation on the...
10-22-15, 04:01 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

To increase the R-value, at least in the rim...

To increase the R-value, at least in the rim joist area, I was considering adding insulation batts now that the rigid foam insulation has been installed and sealed. First off, is it a good idea to...
10-21-15, 06:55 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

You are correct, all we have done is paint the...

You are correct, all we have done is paint the block wall and the block cores are not filled. Framing and insulating the walls is definitely on the to-do list, but that is something that I think I...
10-21-15, 03:51 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

You might be able to see from my initial photo,...

You might be able to see from my initial photo, we have exposed block wall. At the top of the block I placed Owens Corning Foam SealR Sill Plate Gasket, held in place by weatherized 1x4. I realize...
10-21-15, 02:49 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

I'm sure I might be overthinking or just it might...

I'm sure I might be overthinking or just it might just be overkill, but what do you think about spraying the foam sealed edges with one of those liquidized rubber sprays (e.g., Rustoleum LeakSeal or...
10-20-15, 05:07 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

Thanks Gunner, I hadn't thought of using...

Thanks Gunner, I hadn't thought of using insulation batts too, but that seems like a good idea considering how cold it gets here in the winter.
I spent some time last night cutting the rigid foam...
10-19-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

I really appreciate that you are taking the time...

I really appreciate that you are taking the time to help me out. One last question on the rock wool insulation. I understand I should put a vapor barrier between the rock wool and the room, but do...
10-19-15, 07:47 AM
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Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

Thanks Bud, this is very helpful. I will get...

Thanks Bud, this is very helpful. I will get some multi-purpose caulk and use that for the smaller gaps and supplement with the expanding foam for larger gaps. I will do my best to construct a...
10-19-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,695
Posted By SyracuseDave

Insulating Basement Rim Joist

Hello, my name is Dave, new homeowner, and first post to DIY. The home my family purchased has an unfinished basement and with winter coming soon to the upstate New York area, I wanted to insulate...
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