Basement Wall Cleanup

The first order of business after the foundation guys were done removing the forms for the walls and damp-proofing, was to get in there and clean up the inside of the basement walls so that I can readily attach rigid insulation to it.  If you look at the following picture of the basement walls you can see the concrete “nubbies” I have to remove to make sure the insulation will sit as flush as possible with the wall.

Basement wall detail - note the concrete "nubbies" sticking out here and there
Basement wall detail – note the concrete “nubbies” sticking out here and there

Basically how you remove these, is you just whale on them with a hammer and smash them down flush…only really takes a couple of good whacks to each one, but it’s a bit of a hassle for the higher up ones as I have to move my ladder around to reach them easily.  After that is done, we’ll be laying down the vapour barrier, then the rigid insulation that goes under our basement floor slab.

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