Hello I am planning to build in the spring near Lytton, BC with ICF blocks. I am wanting to use 6" ICFs for the below grade basement and the main floor as well. Do I need to do any extra insulation in the basement on the concrete floor?
How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?
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