Interior Insulation System
The perception of a basement has changed significantly over the years from basic utility space to a space that is habitable or can easily be converted to a habitable space. With this in mind, it is important to understand what options are available for constructing insulated basements in order to provide homeowners with an efficient and cost
Insulating Basements consists of three PHRC Builder Briefs addressing fundamental building physics, basement wall materials, and basement wall systems. This document is the third PHRC Builder Brief in that series, describing code requirements pertaining to basement wall systems and common basement wall configurations. An overall analysis of
pros and cons of each system is presented.