Paper-faced fiberglass insulation in basement
I have read that using fiberglass in a basement is a bad idea because if it touches the concrete wall it will get wet, but I have also read that spacing the studs away from the concrete so the fiberglass does not touch the wall leaving an air gap solves this issue. I have a job coming up that will require stick framing a basement exterior wall with 2×4 16″ on center and insulating it with R13 Fiberglass. If I use kraft faced insulation, and keep my 2×4 wall at least 1/2″ away from the foundation wall, will I be okay? This is in Zone 5.
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