How To Insulate A Basement - This Old House




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Samual Jones: looks like crap

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Abajh Alghamdi: you are very great .
every time I learned a lot from .
thank you very much

Jim L.: I have never seen a basement wall done this way - and for good reason. Yes to the rigid foam, but then you need to build a stud wall in front of that and insulate with fiberglass insulation. The stud wall also give you plenty of room for electrical work.

Harry Cairo: you save lives I hope u know that

crapper1: People who hate styrofoam noise will find this episode to be the best one ever made

Bernie Hunt: What happens when the concrete wall shifts with moisture, freezing and thawing over the years. That happened in the last home I owned and the entire door in the only finished room shifted over 1/2 inch. Wouldn't you want to frame a wall and put a barrier between your framed wall and the concrete wall to allow for minor concrete wall movement? Everything always fits as soon after the contractor finishes the work, but years later - settlement occurs.

Spud 97: Tom Silva is a genius, love watching his projects. However this way to insulate and frame a basement is a waste of time. Build an actual wall around the foundation, then spray foam it. Not only does it work better, it makes it easier for the electrician too. Gouging out foam to make an electrical box fit is a waste of time.

JD Weaver: What I'm looking for is a video to show me how to build a removable insulated wall. I like how cold the unfinished walls get in the summertime. Yes I want to remove the drywall, studs and insulation in June every year. If anyone has a video like that CASH ME IN DA BASEMENT HOW BOUT DAT?

kkdnk1: Bam! Hits his hand with the hammer, cusses and hops around like we all have!

Trinity: 5:37 This sound should be used for crowd control

Calvin Stasica: 5:13 I hate when youtubers shoot the intro in the middle of the video, tricking the viewers into thinking that it's the end of the video.

Mark Wright: Where is the vapor barrier? Concrete will always sweat and the warm air in the room will condensate on the cold concrete. That foam will rot out.

Mark Wright: Who else cringed when he put the wet tool into the dry cement powder?

Robi Janez: aren't you suppose to put plastic vapoor wrap on the foundation wall or leave space for air ventilation which can be done with wood stud framing, then insultation to allow concrete walls to breath? alternatively have exterior 2 inch rigid foam insulation underneath water membrane and black tar on foundation exterior wall

Mikey Jimenez: That's gonna be one very expensive basement using so many materials just to insulate it. If no one is gonna live in the basement and you're only prepping it for entertainment, I would just paint the walls and put ceiling tiles, finish the floor and that's it. And only hang drywall wherever you are diving rooms

matt motta: no poly?

Myron Smith: What if the concrete wall is out of square or not plum

Phil Shiftley: At end of video ... Tom talks about installing a electrical box by cutting out some of the foam ... the romex wire entry on those boxes are in the top/bottom at very back. How do you get your romex in if the openings are buried in the foam? Cut out a much larger piece of foam? Could one use a power actuated gun with a washered pin to attache what looks like 1x4 furring strips?

Kay Brown: I did the condensation test twice on my basement walls in two different places. No problems. But I did that in the Winter. Does it really make a difference what time of the year you test for condensation on the basement walls since Winters tend to be drier than Spring or Summer?
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