Building Plans for Energy Efficient Basement Remodeling

How to Finish a Basement for Energy Efficiency and Comfort: Details for a basement that insulates against water, weather, and radon gas.


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RADON/WATER MANAGEMENT


Sub-Slab Radon RetrofitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Wall Section w/ Interior Drain & SumpDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Interior Footing Drain, Insulated SlabDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Interior Footing Drain, Rubble WallDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG

FREE SAMPLE:
Underground Water Barrier RetrofitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


BAND JOIST


Rigid Foam RetrofitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Spray Foam RetrofitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


FRAMED INTERIOR WALL - METAL STUDS


1-5/8 in. Stud, Rigid Foam (2-in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
1-5/8 in. Stud, Spray Foam (~3 in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


FRAMED INTERIOR WALL - WOOD STUDS


1x3 Stud, Rigid Foam (2-in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
2x4 Stud, Spray FoamDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
2x4 Stud, Rigid Foam (1-in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
2x4 Stud, Rigid Foam (2-in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
2x4 Stud (Flat), Rigid Foam (2-in.)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


INSULATED SLAB FLOOR


2x4 (PT) Sleepers, 1-1/2 in. Rigid FoamDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
2x4 (PT) Sleepers, 3 in. Rigid FoamDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Mechanically Fastened SubfloorDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


Detail Packages that can make old houses energy efficient:

  • Basement Remodeling
  • Sealed Crawl Spaces
  • Energy Star Air Sealing
  • Deep Energy Retrofit
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