Basement insulation is a common feature on newer homes. If you're finishing your basement you're probably wondering "what should I do with the insulation that is already on my basement foundation walls?" The big silver padding that you see nailed to the wall of your basement is the insulation.
Should you remove the existing basement insulation before framing your basement walls? My opinion on this topic is purely that, an opinion. This really is an "it's your choice" decision. I left my basement insulation up and framed the walls outside of it. Today I'll walk you through my thought process so you can make the best choice for your basement project. It really was a decision making process, this question bugged me for about 4 or 5 days. [Read more...]