Insulating basement walls with studs in place


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Old 01-17-17, 10:00 AM
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Post Insulating basement walls with studs in place

I am trying to finish my basement where there was flooding due to sewage backup and the drywall has been removed and the whole area professionally treated which costed about 15K.
The wooden studs have been left as is where they are fixed to the cinder block basement wall. The studs are 2 by 2's and the issue is that they are not equally spaced like 16 inches. At some place the gap is 10 inch or even 8 etc.
Have read a lot of options on the insulation and the best is the purple foam board followed by the spray.
A lot of articles over the net cover foam board to be put in first before the studs which keeps me wondering, even if i cut pieces that stick them in between the current studs, would it be effective enough for the investment.
Any ideas on how to go about this and achieve proper insulation for the monies worth.

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Old 01-17-17, 10:04 AM
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Are the existing studs pressure treated lumber?
 
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Old 01-17-17, 10:26 AM
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I dont think so since they are all painted white I guess which was done as part of the treatment. the whole basement is white. I know for sure they are very old looking at the wood when I cut a few for repair
 
 

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