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Old 10-06-2010, 12:52 PM
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Question Framing a wall over the WaterGuard System

I have a few general basement finishing questions related to framing walls over the WaterGuard system. I have called my local basement systems and depending on who I talk to I get different answers. Please clarify the following for me and anyone else interested in finishing a basement that has the WaterGuard system. Thank you.

What do you recommend for the following?
1)Vapor barrier - Material? Fastened to the poured concrete wall or attached to the studs? Sealed at the top of the wall or left exposed to allow air to circulate?

2)Insulation - Material? Fastened to the poured concrete wall, attached to the back of the studs (ie: polystyrene foam boards) or between the studs? Sealed at the top of the wall or leave a gap for air circulation?

3)Framing - I am using Metal studs. Based on the forum searches I understand how to attach it to the floor. What I'd like to know is how far of a gap to leave between the frame and the next material insulation/vapor barrier/concrete foundation?

Most importantly:
I am most concerned about the gap between the concrete wall and the WaterGuard system allowing water vapor from the ground to come up between the gap and condensing.
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