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        I am planning to drywall an unfinished part of my basement for a home gym. I have a new construction home which is just over a year old. It appears that the two concrete walls in the room have insulation covered with continuous vapor barrier that is bolted or screwed directly into the concrete - No studs.

        How do I go about installing drywall here? Do I install studs or furring strips over top of this insulation and sheeting? Does it go against the wall or do I leave a gap?

        I am a newb and I would appreciate any advice I could get. I found nothing while searching the web for answers.
         
        Posts: 3 | Location: United States | Registered: Feb 06, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I would frame out walls with full 2x4 studs a little off the wall. Use PT wood for the base plate and any wood that comes in contact with the foundation. The walls will allow you to wire the basement and add insulation. I think you'll want to slice up the foil vapor barrier if you add additional insulation. As to vapor barriers you don't want to use plastic in a basement. You should only use craft paper faced insulation on the exterior walls with the paper facing the conditioned space.

        Do a little research here: http://www.buildingscience.com...work/dtw-house-plans


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