Basement Shower Finish Insulation
Last Post 17 May 2022 12:44 PM by sailawayrb. 3 Replies.
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03 Jan 2022 12:46 AM
Hi there! Currently in the process of finishing my small 4x3 shower in the basement (below grade) in our midwest (Iowa) home. The back wall of the shower is a framed 2x4 wall against an uninsulated poured concrete wall. This wall happens to be under our front porch, which we did not backfill so there is a small "shelter" there, then another poured concrete wall beyond that and that is below grade. From the all knowing google, it seems like I should use faced batt insulation against that wall, then a plastic vapor barrier. Does that seem sufficient? Thanks for any assistance.
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08 Jan 2022 04:14 PM
For my money I would go for a higher R value. It is a small area to insulate so I'm thinking full fill with foam board or equivalent. Be sure to seal all seams, then your vapor barrier. I would be most concerned with condensation risks on the concrete wall.
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16 May 2022 08:23 PM
I completely agree. Foam board would be your best bet. You should seriously consider making some alteration to the concrete wall.
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17 May 2022 12:44 PM
No one cares if you agree or not. Why do you feel the need resurrect very old threads where the OP has already moved on?
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