Q: insulating a cantilevered area
My my kitchen wall has a cantilevered area that extends about one foot past the basement foundation wall. Recently, I had a concrete patio demolished that actually extended into the cantilevered area. I was looking up into that cantilevered area from the outside and the plywood used was 1/4″ material, cut sloppy with lots of gaps on the sides. I decided to replace it with some 5/8 plywood. When I pulled off these 12″ wide panels, I saw that the last cavity which comprises the width of the adjoining perpendicular wall, had no insulation. I could peer up into the cavity and see the floor sheathing above me. I figure I should stuff some insulation up into this last cavity but should it be faced or unfaced insulation – and if faced, which direction should the barrier face, up or down. Second question … the other cavities did have insulation but they were randomly oriented as far as kraft paper up and kraft paper down. Which way should they go?