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    Thanks Dana!

    Thanks Dana!
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    I am finally underway with my project! The...

    I am finally underway with my project!

    The insulation contractor has asked me about my desire to re-install the fiberglass over the spray foam on the concrete walls. He's concerned that the...
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    Sorry to bring a dead thread back to life... ...

    Sorry to bring a dead thread back to life...

    I've gotten several quotes for spray foam. They're all close in price. The one I'm leaning toward is proposing to use 2" of Demilec Heatlok Soy 200....
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    Thanks for the quick replies! Dana, I will be...

    Thanks for the quick replies!

    Dana, I will be using a dehumidifier but I'd rather not depend solely upon it. Therefore, 1" certainly seems like the way to go. I think I'm moving back toward...
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    Dana, Would a thinner insulation (say 3/4")...

    Dana,

    Would a thinner insulation (say 3/4") still work under the plywood subfloor?
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    diyfun, I had this same idea. This is quite...

    diyfun,

    I had this same idea. This is quite common in newer restaurants and bars. They usually go with a very dark color and paint the ductwork and conduits along with the joists and underside...
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    Dana, regarding the top vapor barrier, is the...

    Dana, regarding the top vapor barrier, is the tile in the bathroom going to be a problem? Would I be better to use cement board rather than plywood in there?

    Thanks again!
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    Thanks for the replies. Are there any...

    Thanks for the replies. Are there any "non-carpet" flooring options that would be suitable below grade other than carpet? My thought with vinyl was that it would be moisture tolerable, but I've...
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    6 mil vapor barrier, then?

    6 mil vapor barrier, then?
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    Wall Framing and Flooring over Subfloor

    As I mentioned on another thread, I am preparing to finish my basement. I am considering the following subfloor stackup:


    Existing Concrete Floor
    Delta FL Vapor Barrier
    1" XPS
    5/8"...
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    Thanks for all the great responses!

    Thanks for all the great responses!
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    Dana, Thanks for the detailed replies! I...

    Dana,

    Thanks for the detailed replies! I wanted to verify the configurations:

    Below grade (2x4 studwall set 1/2" inside concrete foundation): 2" thick, 2 lbs closed cell spray foam + 2"...
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    dlarrivee, Thanks for the replies. But they...

    dlarrivee, Thanks for the replies. But they illustrate my point of confusion. In your first reply, you said spray foam is a good choice. In the second, you've said it won't allow drying to the...
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    Thanks for all of the replies! I have a few...

    Thanks for all of the replies!

    I have a few follow up questions:

    1. Would 2 lbs closed cell spray foam to a thickness of 4" in the bays and 1/2" behind the studs provide sufficient R-value...
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    Basement Spray Foam?

    I am in the process of planning to finish the basement of my new (~2004) home in western Wisconsin. I've been doing a lot of reading on this forum and the Building Science Corporation and have...
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