Well, they're about half done with insulating the house. The basement is done, and tomorrow they will put the second layer on the main floor, and finish up in the attic on Friday. They strongly suggested we insulate the chimney race behind and below where the fireplace will be to keep that spot from being a cold area. I tried several quick work-around solutions, but to no avail. I finally wound up tearing apart the hearth structure and building an insulated floor below it, which we then filled up with Nu Wool before putting it back together. There will be no chance of any drafts or cold air coming in from behind or below the fireplace now!
|New insulated floor below the hearth and fireplace. This was then sealed with foam and filled to the brim with Nu Wool before the top was put back on.|
|Basement walls and rim joists now completely insulated.|