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Adding a layer of rigid-foam insulation to the outside of a poured concrete foundation saves energy, but it raises a key question: What's the best way of protecting and finishing the foam that remains above grade.

Keeping the foundation warm: A layer of rigid foam insulation on the outside of a poured foundation is a smart move, but choosing a protective covering for exposed insulation above grade can be complicated

Thermal bridge alert. With the foundation wall at room temperature, the footing acts as a thermal bridge that allows heat to flow from the concrete block wall to the soil.

With the foundation wall at room temperature, the footing acts as a thermal bridge that allows heat to flow from the concrete block wall to the soil.

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Figure_10: Rigid insulation/frame wall  Building science BSD-103 Understanding Basements

Figure_10: Rigid insulation/frame wall Building science BSD-103 Understanding Basements

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