I live in an attached house (on both sides). Do I need to insulate my basement?

Saint Albans, NY

I am finishing my basement. Will I have to insulate all my walls?


Danny Kelly

Answered by Danny Kelly

Charlotte, NC

Kelly McArdle Construction

August 24, 2010

Yes -- I would insulate all exterior walls. Do not forget about the rim joist above the ceiling of the basement. 

If you have conditioned space above your basement, no need to insulate the floor space above.


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