A: Hi MaRe - Yes, you can adhere the insulation boards directly to concrete basement wall with adhesive. This product must be covered with a 15 minute thermal barrier (1/2-inch Type X gypsum board). We would recommend the use of furring strip mechanically fastened through the insulation into the concrete to use as a nail base for the drywall.
A: Absolutely perfect for it. Not only is your basement a heat-sink(drawing out the heat from the house in the wintertime) but it can help prevent moisture buildup due to that transfer of hot to cold surface. It’s a moisture barrier and insulator. The mylar coating helps create a moisture barrier. 1st mix some thoro-seal or UGL paint and coat the basement walls with that to prevent hydraulic pressure of water from pushing in from outside. It is a powdered hydraulic cement paint that blocks water from pushing in from outside. Then Install vertical furring stripes from floor to ceiling every 16”on center using concrete screws. Be sure to counter sink the screws. Then Install the foam boards in between those furring strips. A snug fit will holdm. Then Use aluminum 2” tape or tyvec moisture proof tape vertically from foam insulation panel-to furring strip-to foam insulation panel. This covers the wood furring strips to ensure a tight waterproof barrier between insulation panels. Then install another furring strip on top the first furring strip to add thickness and an airspace gap between the sheetrock and the foam insulation. The gap is necessary for wires, outlet boxes, ductwork and plumbing. U have to space the gap to fit the things you plan on placing in/behind that particular wall. Hopefully this helps you.
A: Hello Vermont homesteader - The aluminum foil facers on both side of the Super Tuff-R product will act as a Class I vapor retarder. If moisture came in from the outside, it will not be able to go through the foil facers. Also this product requires to be covered by a 15 minute thermal barrier i.e. minimum 1/2 drywall. The 1/2 inch Super Tuff-R would be the equivalent of putting up a 6 mil polyethylene, they both have similar perm ratings.
A: No, it is not designed to be used under any flooring. Mike
A: Hello Jess - This would be a question for Home Depot to answer. We can only answer technical questions about our products.
|Brand||RMAX||Owens Corning||Super TUFF-R|
|Name||3/4 in. x 1.25 ft. x 4 ft. R-2.65 Polystyrene Panel Insulation Sheathing (6-Pack)||Pro Select R-Matte Plus-3, 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-3.2 Foam Insulation Board||FOAMULAR 150 1 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-5 Scored Square Edge Rigid Foam Board Insulation Sheathing||1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-3.3 Rigid Foam Board Insulation|
|Product Thickness (in.)||0.75 in||0.5 in||1 in||0.5 in|
|Insulation Location||2x4 Wall,2x6 Wall,Attic,Basement,Ceiling Insulation,Crawlspace,Exterior Sheathing,Floor,Garage,Re-Siding||2x4 Wall,2x6 Wall,Attic,Basement,Ceiling Insulation,Crawlspace,Exterior Sheathing,Garage,Re-Siding||Exterior Wall||2x4 Wall,2x6 Wall,Attic,Basement,Crawlspace,Exterior Sheathing,Exterior Wall Foundation,Floor|
|Insulation Features||Water Resistant||Formaldehyde Free||Formaldehyde Free||Fire Block Rated,Formaldehyde Free,Soundproofing Insulation,Vapor Retardant|
|Faced or Unfaced||Unfaced||Faced||Unfaced||Faced|
|THD SO SKU||621947|
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