Basement foamboard insulation goes up

I calculate the required amount of foamboard insulation for the basement and start installing the first layer of paneling. The seams between each panel are sealed with insulation tape. Even though only one wall is done, the basement has less of an echo.

Temporary sink and toilet reinstalled

I added some more drywall to the new basement bathroom stud wall, and connected the temporary sink to the new plumbing. I also reinstalled the toilet. There’s still no privacy, however. We still need more drywall and a door.

Drywall is added to a basement bathroom stud wall with allowanced for the plumbing.
A temporary sink is installed in an unfinished basement bathroom.

Foamboard insulation work continues

I continue insulating the basement, focusing on the rim joist. This area is hard to see and difficult to insulate between each joist, but is so badly needed. I get some help from Harry who carefully measures and cuts each foamboard piece. Meanwhile, the old screws in the joists are being removed by our foreign exchange student, Pascal.

Harry measures and cuts foamboard insulation for the basement rim joist.
Pascal removes old drywall screws from the joists.

Framing nailer vs wires

Who thinks this is ok? The flipper was trying to connect some overhead soffit framing to the stud wall, but the pieces never had any overlap. Using a pneumatic framing nailer, they just kept on nailing into nothing, even contacting some wires above the ceiling! With the soffit framing worthless, the flipper ended up screwing the drywall directly into the HVAC.

Stud wall framing above a ceiling shows many sharp framing nails touching some large electrical wires.