Insulation in an Below Ground Basement.

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  1. Steve F M

    Steve F M Screenwriter

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    Is there any reason to insulate my basement before dry-walling in an In-Ground Basement. I have Superial Walls which have the Styrofoam built into the wall and was wondering if it worth the extra money to Insulate further.
     
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    What is the R-Rating of the stryfoam walls? I read recently that 1/5th of the heat loss in a home can come from exposed concrete walls in a basement. If you have r-13 or better I wouldn't add any more.

    Do you have one of the foam/concrete systems that use the foam as forms and fills the center with concrete? My brother builds those type of homes now and they don't need to put up energy walls in the basement because the foam is enough (we live in Minnesota).

    Just my $.02

    Dave
     

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