Are there more cost-effective ways to dry an old basement?
I have a 100 year old 21″ thick fieldstone foundation in region 5 that has cracks and leaks water into the basement in the rainy season. I have read the above manual mentioned above,
as well as a fine home building article by Joseph Lstiburek as well and is there a way to use any less expensive product to allow for an interior drain plane such as dimple mat backed up with taped XPS or EPS foam instead of just closed cell spf? The cost of 3″ spf is around $5 and will price me out of being able to do my home.
The top of the insulation and dimple mat could be sealed airtight to the foundation wall as well as the dimple mat terminated and taped to a floor drain mat in one version of this drainage system or sealed within the concrete drain tile trench ( with no floor drain mat) as shown in others so that no interior air would be able to contact the stone wall.
Any ideas of water control with insulation to allow for a conditioned basement would be greatly appreciated
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