Insulating above grade block wall
I’m putting together an estimate for finishing a basement at a local church. The exterior walls are concrete block, above grade. One issue, the walls are painted (i don’t know if the paint is oil or latex, I will find out on Thursday). I was going to use foam on the block and frame the walls about a 1″ from the foam. The seams would be taped.
I might frame the walls 1″ from the block and use Kraft Faced batts stapeled to the face of the studs.
The painted walls with batt insulation may trap moisture, correct? as would the foam
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks — Dave
Dave Otto — Otto Construction — PA