Dricore wall panels vs closed cell
We’ve gutted our basement to the studs after discovering it was finished incorrectly by prior owners, which resulted in mold behind drywall (paper-backed insulation, drywall run all the way to concrete floor).
It’s a daylight walkout with 1.5 walls being full concrete (other half being a half-tall concrete wall as wall transition to full daylight). One wall is the walk-out, and the last is interior since half of basement was unfinished. We are in Kansas so every kind of extreme weather.
It was professionally remediated and treated, but the wood wall studs are still there, which makes me nervous. Mold company says they are safe now, but this mama still worries since some of the studs were visibly affected.
Contractor wants to use sprayed closer cell insulation using current studs as we put it back together, but I want to rip out the studs and use Dricore wall panels to start fresh. Third option is to remove wood studs and go back with metal and use closed cell.
One thing I like about closed cell is we could also hit the ceiling. Otherwise, I’m struggling to figure out the ceiling if we use Dricore walls. I don’t like open painted joists.
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