How to Cut Insulation

Cutting paper-faced fiberglass insulation for your basement finishing project can be an itchy task! One way to keep the itching to a minimum is knowing how to handle and cut fiberglass insulation in your basement. The best way to do this is by laying your insulation down on the floor and use a…


Fire Blocking Insight

Some areas of the world insist on “Fire Blocking” any basement that is being finished-off by the homeowner. Fire Blocking is when you install some type of approved “fire-stopping” or “blocking” perimeter to your framed walls to keep the spread of a potential basement fire from making it’s way up through the framed basement walls and reaching the first floor of the structure…


Insulating Basement Walls 1

Usually just the Exterior Walls of any basement project are going to be insulated. You are never really insulating interior walls unless you are using the insulation as a “sound barrier”. The exterior walls of the basement include all walls build directly in front of the foundation walls and any wall that boarders an “unfinished” area of the basement such as a storage room. Unfinished areas will continue to stay cool all year long and so, the new finished ares need…


Insulating Basement Walls 2

Insulating your basement walls is critical  step in basement finishing for maintaining a comfortable living space. It is also a building code that every basement be properly insulated and most cities are going to require an “Energy” inspection as part of the building permit inspection process. There are different views on the best and proper way to insulate basement walls.

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