Basement wall and insulation method
I am finishing my basement finally and with the interior walls of my basement I am planning to insulate between the studs only. I live in climate zone 5 and here is my plan.
Step 1: Build wooden stud walls 16” on center roughly 2.5” away from the poured basement wall
Step 2: Install mineral wool between the studs on all exterior walls
Step 3: Apply moisture resistant drywall directly over stud / mineral wool combo without any vapor barrier on all exterior walls then regular drywall on interior walls and ceilings
My home is 7 years old and it was built for us so we have seen for this long at least that the walls are dry. It had a membrane brushed on the exterior concrete along with foam board applied on top the membrane then backfill. Again interior concrete walls I do not plan on installing foam rather building off the wall to allow breathing and or drying behind drywall of any moisture in the air. Is this method acceptable for climate zone 5?
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