08:47AM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 03/29/05
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I have a walkout basement. The previous owner had spray-foam insulation installed on the concrete to a depth of 3". He then installed a stud wall 5" out from the block, with no insullation in between. Our basement is very cold, should there be insulation in that airspace, or should I look for other causes.



02:35PM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
First, I would figure out the R value of the foam that's already there and compare to one of the R-value guides.

Is the floor carpeted? It could be that the very cold floor is cooling the basement.


05:25AM | 04/03/05
Member Since: 03/29/05
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thank you David, we are going to carpet the floor, right now it is just click-laminate on the cement


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