What method would be best for insulating the exterior of a foundation and still permit the application of stone veneer?
I am wanting to maintain thermal mass inside my envelope so I would like to insulate the exterior of my new foundation. I am considering mineral wool (rock wool) but am not sure about several issues of concern. I am hoping to use the compressed 3" batts for an R10 value but am unsure exactly how to apply.
FIRST: If I apply rock wool to the exterior of the foundation - how should that be done? Should I use some form of furring strip? What could I use that would withstand burial for 30 yrs.
SECOND: If applied on the exterior - what would the pros/cons for insects and termites?
THIRD: If applied on the exterior - how would I apply a stone veneer (required for all exposed foundation) on the outside of the batts? How would I cover the batts to offer a substrate for the veneer?
FOURTH: What would the drainage issues/benefits for using the batts?
FIFTH: Using top of the line drainage, would there be any issues on backfilling?
Anybody have any experience on something like this?
Posted Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:42
Edited Mon, 03/31/2014 - 04:51
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