04:29AM | 04/07/04
Member Since: 04/06/04
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I'm planing to finish my basement - the house is new so I'm not 100% sure of what's been done in the past. I know that the walls have been sealed, the basement is dry, and that the floor is level concrete.

I understand I can erect foam insulation and drywall directly to the walls using furouing strips. Is this true? My walls are old; they are not masonry blocks. They are covered with a sort of water sealant plaster and I assume there is stone masonry behind it. Can I drill right into this with a masonry bit and attatch a finished wall?

I don't have the room to erect a proper wall.


03:12PM | 04/07/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
You should still erect a proper wall.

By framing 2x4 partitions you get the benefit of being able to better insulate, plumb and wire where necessary.

In some regions it is not permitted to apply furring strips directly to the wall.


04:33AM | 04/08/04
Member Since: 04/03/04
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Check out on the construction panel page. These panels also add an R value of 9.


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