How To Insulate Your Basement Wall



hey welcome to this video on this one we're gonna cover the basics I'm insulating a basement let's say you have a new basement or an unfinished basement and you want to like make it all brand new and come come for cozy you're gonna want to insulate it well why mainly to save costs in heating and cooling basements are very different around all of North America in the world so depending on where you live you are value and the codes might go up and down depending on where you live our values basically resistance to heat that's what the Arvelo says for some insulation we'll have in our 30 some 11 R 15 on our six now basements are also very special because basements have a lot of moisture okay and moisture can bring more than mildew this product here called rock soul comfort board is one absorb moisture and it is also resistant to mildew and mold because it is an inorganic product now this is really important nowadays especially with health issues people don't want mold in their basement the other thing about it is like I said it doesn't absorb water so should you have a basement flooding god forbid hope that never happens if the installation were to get wet it would have eventually dry out and it would it would retain its r-value remember our values very important that's what we're talking about here now another important thing about this product is it prevents thermal bridging now what is that basically what's gonna happen imagine if you were to put your studs up against this wall and then you're eventually going to insulate B in between the studs well the cold from the wall in the exterior is actually going to transfer through the wood onto the room so it's gonna actually lower the r-value of the insulation air inside so by putting this product on first you're basically insulating the wood which is also insulating the room so it's very important that we start with this product now before we get to the installer do you want to tell you that this product comes in four different sizes in four different our values five six eight and twelve you will want to check your building codes in your area and which is best suited for you I myself use I'm using the one and a half inch are six now the installation remember this is concrete so you will need some concrete fasteners nails you also need a washer so it doesn't go through the insulation and all you're basically doing is securing for the wall before you put up your stud so it doesn't go all over the place it should look something like this and four more like this four to six nails will do all right now our comfort board is is up now here's the important thing you really want to have zero gaps you want to make this sure this is nice and tight along there you don't want any gaps when you're putting up installation and also maybe that's why you want might want to stagger these to minimize where all these gaps connect now you won't know this but I can tell you I had to cut this top board because it was a little too long and in order to do that I recommend using a serrated knife because this product if MIT is made of rock and slag which is just another way of saying recycled steel if you use a regular utility knife you will be going through your blades just way too quickly and you want to save money and so using a regular bread knife it cuts just like bread and now we're ready to put up our wall okay so our comfort board is is up our wall is now set up nice and tight it is time to insulate between the studs and so we're using rocks Hall Comfort bat and it's very simple easy step you insert you can press and you release now one of the things I like about this product as I told you it's made of rock and steel so it's really dense and it's basically not going anywhere I mean what's this even if I give it a little bit of a tug you see it maintains its shape it stays up there and so I should even should he even get wet it'll eventually dry expel all the moisture it'll stay up there now a lot of people think by using an art 20 insulation because the bag says so they're gonna get in our 20 wall and that's not necessarily the case sometimes you'll even get a less effective our value may be of our 15 because of the heat and cold transfer through the studs or as I was saying the thermal bridging so by combining the comfort board and the comfort bat you're getting a much truer rating to what your wall needs to be for a much more comfortable and warm basement now I should mention in some areas particularly colder climates building code may require you to put up a vapor barrier such as this what you want to do there is you want to overlap the vapor barrier staple it down and then properly seal it easy duct tape now you are ready for drama so there you go thanks for watching hope you liked my video nada better insulate your basement using rocks will come from board is and comfort bat

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