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What is the best way to finish basement walls?

...seal. Then build out the space above the metal framing with Roxul. This provides a nice cosy basement.

Posted by Aram Scaram Jan. 21, 2021, 5:13 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...seal it up afterwards. If you’re going with cellulose we would suggest you look for a contractor that has the new gear, and if you haven’t already made decisi...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...seal the edges of the poly to the plates and install the Larsen trusses. I'm still looking at the Rockwool Comfort Board 80 option too. Would it work to use a...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a Multi-material wall?

...seal each cripple wall void and header with EPS to build out to the start of the stud wall portion. When insulating the interior of my basement, should I chan...

Posted by Steve J Sept. 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Is there anything I can do about a vapor barrier on the wrong side of a basement wall?

...seal allowed water in during a summer storm and it could never dry out. I ripped the entire wall down and building new before I mount the shelves. I love ideas ...

Posted by Iain B Feb. 8, 2021, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 7 Responses