I am remodeling my basement and planning on using closed-cell spray foam
I am remodeling my basement and planning on using closed-cell spray foam. I am also doing an earthquake retrofit. When/how should I install the spray foam?
I have a cripple wall and am required to install plywood to create a shear wall. My question is when/how should I install the spray foam? Should I spray before I install the plywood? Or after? Or both? My concern with spraying before is that the plywood needs to be nailed directly to the studs/bottom plate/top plate in the cripple wall so these can’t be spray foamed so I am afraid this leaves a thermal bridge.
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