Unfinished Basements - How to Insulate

Unfinished Basements - How to Insulate

If you are interested in SAVING MONEY ON ENERGY BILLS, CONSERVING FUEL, and INCREASING THE COMFORT in you property – foundation walls are an important place to start. Most New England homes were not (and many still aren't) built with a thermal or vapor barrier on the exterior of the foundation walls. Not having this barrier allows moisture to enter your basement as well as heat to exit your foundation walls through the concrete. Concrete wicks moisture and has an R-Value of approximately R1 per 8" (stone, brick & masonry fall into this category), so it offers great strength for building but lacks energy efficient characteristics.

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