Z5, Coastal CT
During a total renovation of our old home we’re planning on finishing and conditioning the basement. Current plans are Dri-cor on the floor, with 2×4 walls 1″ from the foundation walls along with 2″ of CC SPF. We’ll have a mechanical room with an air handler, well (yes, well!), HP DHW, well pump and pressure tank, along with other bits and pieces. We’ll also have a separate storage room. The rest will be playroom type space with TV, stereo, bar etc. It’s a pretty big basement.
We’ll be keeping the old wood floors on the first floor and installing some new ones. My builder wants/strongly suggested we insulate the basement ceiling or else the (new?) wood floors may or will warp and “cup” in the future, I guess from humidity? The basement is currently pretty dry and I assume will get a lot less humid after the work is completed. I could always buy a dehumidifier.
I’ve read here that insulating the basement ceiling isn’t the right thing to do, but now he’s got me thinking…and maybe it would be good for sound proofing.
Any suggestions? Once that ceiling is up it will be impossible to insulate.
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