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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: Finishing a basement.....Insulation? Advice...
DON"T put plastic over your insulation ! Especially in a basement. That technique was nixed decades ago, causes sweating and moisture condensation, and sheet plastic has zero R value. Modern breathable wraps made for below grade are fine, but poly plastic is a big NO-NO ! The sill plate is the most critical insulation area in a finished basement. ( The perimeter joist cavities ) Wood studs are fine, pressure treated for the sill plate. Box your framing larger around maintenance items, ( Pipes, drain outlets, clean outs, etc ) then if you have a future problem, you are just replacing a piece of drywall, not ripping out a wall.
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