Diagram of two options for insulating a crawl space. Option 1 is exterior foam insulation. A protective membrane covers exterior rigid insulation and folds over top course of foundation block. Option 2 is interior foam insulation. Labeled parts include a sill gasket, unfaced insulation in a band joist, and a 6-mil poly vapor diffusion retarder. A protective membrane overlaps and extends down insulation to provide capillary break. Rigid insulation (fire-rated) has joints taped or sealed. A…

Diagram of two options for insulating a crawl space. Option 1 is exterior foam insulation. A protective membrane covers exterior rigid insulation and folds over top course of foundation block. Option 2 is interior foam insulation. Labeled parts include a sill gasket, unfaced insulation in a band joist, and a 6-mil poly vapor diffusion retarder. A protective membrane overlaps and extends down insulation to provide capillary break. Rigid insulation (fire-rated) has joints taped or sealed. A…

Basement Wall Rigid Insulation 091722 - The Best Image Search

Basement Wall Rigid Insulation 091722 - The Best Image Search

Precast concrete insulated wall panel systems utilize to reinforce concrete panels to sandwich a rigid insulation layer between them. The concrete layers provide structural support and thermal mass. The integral rigid insulation provides thermal protection. The panels are factory assembled offsite and shipped to the project site for installation. Due to the properties of concrete panels are naturally fireproof and soundproof. The panel R values can range from 5 to 40 and above. The panels…

Precast concrete insulated wall panel systems utilize to reinforce concrete panels to sandwich a rigid insulation layer between them. The concrete layers provide structural support and thermal mass. The integral rigid insulation provides thermal protection. The panels are factory assembled offsite and shipped to the project site for installation. Due to the properties of concrete panels are naturally fireproof and soundproof. The panel R values can range from 5 to 40 and above. The panels…

Installing Rigid Foam Insulation for your Basement

Installing Rigid Foam Insulation for your Basement

Uninsulated rim joists are huge energy losers. Now's the time to insulate and seal your rim joists. One option is to seal the rim joists with rigid insulation cut to fit. We recommend a minimum of 2-in.-thick extruded polystyrene, but check your local codes to see what's required. If you have a table saw, use it to cut strips equal to the depth of your joists. Then use a fine-tooth handsaw, utility knife or miter saw to cut the strips to length. Fill small gaps with caulk, and larger ones…

Basement Finishing Tips

Uninsulated rim joists are huge energy losers. Now's the time to insulate and seal your rim joists. One option is to seal the rim joists with rigid insulation cut to fit. We recommend a minimum of 2-in.-thick extruded polystyrene, but check your local codes to see what's required. If you have a table saw, use it to cut strips equal to the depth of your joists. Then use a fine-tooth handsaw, utility knife or miter saw to cut the strips to length. Fill small gaps with caulk, and larger ones…

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