DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Framing and Foundation > basement framing





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2010, 08:28 AM  
mgoblue24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default basement framing

I have a townhouse that I am looking to finish the basement. My home is a middle unit, my cement basement walls are not exterior walls, on the other side of my walls is another units basement. Do I need to water proof and put a vapor barrier up, or can I just frame, insulate and then drywall? I assume I need the vapor barrier but figure I would get others opinoins



__________________
mgoblue24 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2010, 08:53 AM  
Bud Cline
Tile Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 284
Default

Why would you need a vapor barrier on a party-wall? Why would you need a vapor barrier on any of the walls? What do the covenants or the condo association say about it.



__________________
Bud Cline is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2010, 02:01 PM  
mgoblue24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 12
Default

Do I need to do anything to my foundation walls prior to framing? Based on the last comment a vapor barrier is not needed, so is there anything I should do to prep my walls. The association does not specify anything.

__________________
mgoblue24 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2010, 02:31 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 3,908
Liked 82 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 159

Default well

Sure, at the top of the page is a search button. This question has been covered many ,many times. Here is one link, however there are many more that will help you to get more understanding.




http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f45/old-basmeent-reno-advice-8320/

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2010, 02:47 PM  
Wuzzat?
Senior Member
 
Wuzzat?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,843
Liked 95 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Checking for vapor; tape a clear plastic sheet to the wall and look for moisture on the sheet after a day or so.

If your neighbors' basements are significantly warmer or cooler than the temp. you desire you maybe should insulate.



__________________

Last edited by Wuzzat?; 01-23-2010 at 02:49 PM.
Wuzzat? is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Framing basement matt s Carpentry and Woodworking 3 11-27-2009 08:10 PM
framing basement w/ wirsbo mikey9626 General Home Improvement Discussion 4 09-16-2009 01:27 PM
framing bid jargon daleslad Framing and Foundation 2 07-07-2009 06:49 PM
Framing question GolfnRL Framing and Foundation 6 03-25-2008 03:37 PM
Working Around Old Basement Framing pressureseal Flooring 9 01-17-2008 06:10 AM