Basement wall insulation

Installing Basement Wall Insulation

Basements will almost double your living space, and you can save a lot of money on Basement wall insulation. One of the first steps in a basement of completion of the project is to install Basement wall insulation. After processing, focusing on electrical work and plumbing that are behind walls. Once this is set, it's time to focus on the isolation. The Basement wall insulation helps retain up to 20 percent of its energy. Use at least R-11 insulation for maximum energy savings.

Installation of Basement wall insulation;

· Things you need

· 2-for-4 cards

· Tape measure

· Level

· Wooden wedges

· Drill

· Phillips driver bit

· 3-inch screws wood

· Jackhammer

· Drill 1/8-inch

· 3-inch screws masonry

· Knife

· Staple gun

· Staples

1. Build the wall frame on the floor in front of the wall that stood for. Marcos wall consists of three parts: the top plate, base plate and wall studs. You need a screw on the wall at both ends of plates and spaced every 16 inches, at the Centre for the length of the wall.

2. Ask a friend to help you lift the wall frame to the wall. Maintain a level against the top plate. Insert wood shims under the low-end motherboard to increase the wall frame up, if necessary.

3. Maintain over a wall stud. To adjust the wall frame, insert wooden wedges in all spaces between the top plate and rafters. Unit 3-inch screws wood through the top plate and the ceiling beams.

4. Drill 1/8-inch pilot holes through the motherboard and into the concrete floor, with a drill and drill bit. Make holes about 3 1/4 inch deep. Masonry screw Enter a 3-inch through each pilot hole, to secure the base plate to the floor.

5. Measure the height of the wall structure of the first cavity from the upper edge of the upper plate to the lower edge of the bottom plate. Maintain a straight edge as a level through the insulation. Cut isolation, along the straight edge, with a knife.

6. Place the insulation in the cavity of the wall structure, with the vapor barrier facing room paper. Edges are deployed vapor barrier to rest on the wall studs and overlapping the top plate and with the bottom plate portion of the vapor barrier is removed from the insulation.

7. Go to the next cavity within the wall. Measure the height of this place and cut a piece of insulation size. Peel 1 1/2 inch of insulation against the vapor barrier on each end and inserted into the opening. Work your way around the basement, installing insulation in every cavity.


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