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Basement Finishing Tips

Seal the Rim Joists - 14 Basement Finishing Tips:

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Foundation Insulation Panels

insulate and dress up bare foundation walls using coated rigid insulation. use termite resistant insulation for termite infested regions.

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How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace ~~ This article will show you how to add 6 mil plastic sheeting on the ground and insulate the walls in your crawlspace. We use foil-faced rigid insulation to keep the space under the house dry. The plastic and the insulation will eliminate any moisture problems you have in the crawlspace, such as water droplets collecting on the concrete walls and pipes.

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Insulate Basement Rim Joists

How to Insulate Basement Rim Joists ~~ Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation. In just a couple of hours, you can seal and insulate your rim joists, which are major sources of heat loss in many homes. This project will help lower your heating costs and save you money. Insulating the rim joists is one of the best things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. And it’s easy, too, so anyone can do it.


Fireplace Insulating Plug Stop your chimney from stealing heat Fireplace dampers can't stop heat loss as well as a tight-fitting chimney insulating plug. Trims with a knife to fit your chimney. Rigid, closed-cell polyethylene is unaffected by moisture. Insulation R-Value of 8. 42"W x 12"L x 2"H. Remove it before you start a fire