Insulating already framed basement walls
Hey all, Mike here. Portion of my basement was already finished when I moved in. I just recently refinished the remainder of the basement using XPS against the walls, w/ unfaced batts between the studs.
On the finished side. I opened up a piece of the wall and noticed that the previous owner simply painted the walls with Drylok, and placed faced batts between the studs. I’m aware that this can lead to mold issues. My question is this. Do I remove all of the trim, sheetrock, insulation etc.? This would be a major hassle. Or do I wait until a problem arises? Everything so far that I can see doesn’t seem to be a problem.
If your advice is to remove everything and redo, what is the best method of insulating between the framing and concrete? I can’t get XPS in there because of the framing. I don’t want to use spray insulation as it could get messy and I already have laminate floors down.
Advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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