20 Mar '13, 10pm

A basement for my double wall dream house, second try #green

I've now pretty well settled that a poured concrete basement with exterior insulation and aligned under the inner main floor wall which carry s the roof load is the simplest and most " buildable" if the floor framing is simply extended (cantilevered) beyond the basement . With the floor truss extension, if I don't use a classical rim board but use blocking located under the upper wall's inner face and insulate between the joists with the same 'stuff' (r45 cavity, r1.3 sheathing and r0.63 plywood) I'll use in the double stud walls the the r of the joist area alone is r40.4, almost no worse than the wall above. Good enough! Now onto the real problem. How to get " outsulation on those concrete basement walls at reasonable cost. The TF system 'Transform system looks interesting, it can be had with 5 1/2" foam on the outside and 3/4" inside an r value of 25+ and it has plastic ...

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