Step 4 – Finish Wall Surfaces
The final step is installing some type of finished basement wall surface. We’ll be installing normal drywall in this basement. You could certainly use most any material type that you want.
Short Basement Insulation Video
Many of the topics covered in this article are also discussed in a short video that I made. The basement insulation video highlights a basement with regular concrete walls and a walkout framed wall.
How To Insulate Framed Walk-Out Walls
A big question by lots of readers revolves around how they should insulate framed walk-out walls in basements. Based on dozens of questions I’ve written another article that focuses on that topic. So be sure to check out my detailed article on How To Insulate Framed Walk-Out Walls.
Basement Wall Insulation Summary
Insulating your basement walls will help keep your home warmer and drier. By insulating them properly and creating an effective vapor barrier you’ll be able to reduce the amount of moisture that enters into your basement from the damp moist concrete walls. Concrete is always full of moisture so it’s very important to keep materials like wood and fiberglass insulation away from the concrete surface. By taking the time to properly insulate your basement you’ll be able to enjoy the extra space for years to come with little maintenance.
Recommended Tools and Reading
I also suggest you check out the following insulation books: Insulate and Weatherize and The Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency. If you’ve just recently moved into your home you may be able to take advantage of a Lowes Coupon for new home owners and save some money on your insulation supplies.