Basement Floor Finishing: Insulation or?
In Fine Homebuilding #169 an article on “No-Mold Finished Basement” demonstrates a technique for finishing a concrete floor by laying down 1″ of EPS board insulation and two layers of 1/2″ plywood (one layer perpendicular to the other). You end up raising floor by nearly 2″, which is a lot when you have low ceilings already. I’ve used that plastic waffle underlayment before with one layer of 3/4″ ply screwed through to the concrete. I guess DriCore is an option too, but I’m skeptical about the 2’x 2′ dimension of the sections. Anybody work with the method described in the FHB article care to compare the pros and cons of the different choices? — Matt
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