How To Insulate A Basement - This Old House




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thanks ace: I wish you guys would have put a material cost for the portion (or all) of the video installations. I know they would be very rough but at least I'd have an idea of what to expect. Great vids tho!

sam111880: nice trick with plastic sample area if you get moisture in it you know you may have a problem. If not probably good to go without sealing. This is sort of what i need in this basement i am at.

Will: What about insinuating the floors and the vapor barrier?

Brady Kolson: Skip all the nonsense, volume up all the way and go to 5:20 this is what you came for

Chrisgtoman: 2:55... I bet big boy ;)

Rediscover Film: Did his brother ever show up?

Dewaltpro picture: First do the ceilings Kids

Dewaltpro picture: Consistency y of peanut butter.Lmaooooooooooo. Consistency of sour cream 😂😂😂😂

Aristotelis Chaniotakis: so I have been planning on finishing part of my basement and there seem to be many ways to do so with the different type of insulation and different way to frame a wall. In another video, I have seen people put the foam board on then put studs over that then in the studs put another layer of fiberglass and then put a plastic sheet for a moisture barrier, is this necessary for a basement? all in all my main concern is what is the cheapest and most effective way to partialy finish and insulate a basement. Thank you and greeting for Cambridge Massachusetts!

(The link to the other video I am referring to is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4JPexyoudI )

Andrew Elder: Great video!! I'm building a new home with a developer, and they'll be installing a kind of blanket/wrap insulation all around the outside wall of the basement. What's the best way to install finish walls in this case? I'd love to still maximize my space and push the frame walls up against the wrap, perhaps cutting around the wall studs so the insulation isn't compressed in the voids? Or is it best to just start the walls at the point the insulation stops?

H34D K4S3: This is definitely in America because in Canada you need an R rating of 24. What they are using is a R-5 per inch thick.

AndyLibra: I don't understand why you just didn't build a 2x4 wall, then nail your plastic boxes on for outlets and switched, insulate then sheetrock, why use this method?

Tristan Kelley: It's starting to get a little stiff Tom but I can see how you can work it right in there 😂

RandomThoughts: What happens when it rains?

RandomThoughts: What happens when it rains?

Doron Bracha: The title reads 'This old house', but the foundations are of new construction, cast in place concrete, no moisture issues, no cracks. That means this whole presentation is irrelevant to old homes...

Kelly Dugas: Can I use the same method on walls that are stucco? The only thing is it is a very lumpy stucco.

Virginia Greening: Hello, I live in Minnesota. My house is from 1923 with a dirt floor and rock foundation. When standing in my bedroom (old porch I think) I feel a cold draft rising upward in the winter. Underneath the bedroom has a crawl space with a dirt floor. I want to remove the subfloor and place foam in place then add new subfloor. I will add a sliver piece of wood to hold up the foam. My question is Would it be ok to add a can of spray foam on the edges of the board then place the board in place? Or do you need to have it vent alittle? Thank you for your time and knowledge.

Ayana Herbert: Can you do this if you basement foundation is made of cinder block?

Light Yagami: shut the fck up plz
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