Basement Finishing Part 1 – Rigid Foam Insulation & Damp Proofing

Part 1 of my basement finishing project. In this video I touch on the design, materials, and installation methods I chose to use for this project to help ensure a dry, damp-proof, and therefore mold-free and healthy basement. Moisture and water vapor WILL find it’s way through your poured concrete or block walls, and if your organic building materials like wood, insulation, drywall, etc. are exposed, you will ultimately have face a dank, musty, and potentially moldy and mildewed finished basement space. I know that I had a hard time finding useful information about how to design a basement with the best protection, and this design is the result of quite a bit of research and discussion with building professionals. I hope this might be helpful to those of you embarking on your own basement finishing or remodeling project.

Links:
Super Seal damp-proofing subfloor: http://www.superseal.ca/carpet-laminatesubfloor.html

Owens Corning Foamular Insulation: http://www.foamular.com/foam/

DuPont Tyvek Tape:
http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/construction-materials/building-envelope-systems/products/tyvek-tape-seam-tape.html

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