Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


08:09AM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
I have a basement that's half a level below grade with concrete/cinderblock walls to waist height. From waist to ceiling it is a 2x4 stud wall. Here are my questions...

1. How do I attach furring strips to the half wall for insulation and drywall?
2. What R factor should I be looking at for the concrete portion?
3. Should I use fiberglass or foam board?

Space is an issue, but so is energy efficiency. Thanks for any help you can give.


03:51PM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Best option is to build a full wall about 1/2" to 1" inside of the half wall.


09:34AM | 03/30/15
Is it possible to use a construction adhesive to glue during strips to cement/cinder block basement wall. I am interested in putting a tongue and grove wainscot on just the lower portion of the basement wall. The upper portion will remain as is.

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