(Okay, “basement studs” sounds like a bad 80s porno, but you get the idea…)
Fixin’ to insulate and stud out my basement this fall/winter. We’ve got 9′ poured concrete walls, I-joist construction above.
I’m planning on using the method recommended by Building Science Corp – XPS or EPS against the wall, studs against that. Barring any need to do otherwise, I imagine I’ll run the studs in flat to keep my rooms as large as possible.
What isn’t clear to me is whether or not the studs should be fastened to anything other than the top & sill plates, which will obviously be nailed/screwed as necessary. So, my questions:
1) Do I need to Tapcon the studs through the foam and into the concrete?
2) What’s the generally accepted method of affixing the foamboard to the walls? Glue?