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best practice for framing basement walls.

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  • best practice for framing basement walls.

    In the past I have had several repair jobs where a basement had flooded usually from rain and leaking walls. My repairs have always involved cutting out a couple of feet of drywall, removing a couple the wet fiberglass insulation if there is insulation there, making sure the studs are dried out and usually painting them with some sort of Kilz type product. Maybe spraying some mildewcide on the walls also.

    I do not know if I have ever seen metal studs used in a basement. Wondering how they hold up in that application.

    And as far as drywall I have wondered about doing some different for the lower foot or two of wall. Had thought of maybe some PVC type product but figured if you might have to open the wall up for it to dry out why bother with anything but drywall.

    What are you guys using or what am I not thinking about for a basement framing job?

  • #2
    We spray foam insulation on the basement walls and frame with steel studs. .


    • #3
      Originally posted by dgbldr View Post
      We spray foam insulation on the basement walls and frame with steel studs. .
      Maybe too early in the morning but I recall two types of spray foam. One is better for certain locations than others. You using open or closed cell foam for the walls?

      I have never really thought that much about it but are steel studs galvanized or just a shiny metal. I tend to think of galvanization as a much duller type of material that what I seem to think metal studs look like.


      • #4
        Closed cell. Galvanized.