Insulating your basement is something that needs to be done correctly the first time and shouldn't be attempted by novices. If something goes wrong you will not only be out the money you spent but you may also encounter mold, rot, and other issues that can become dangerous. Done wrong, insulation of any kind can become one big mess!

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