Solution proposed to meet IRC-2012

A solution proposed to meet the IRC-2012 residential fire protection requirement for basements is the use of mineral wool insulation between I-joists in the ceiling cavity over the basement. However, this may not be the panacea that the homebuilding industry has been looking for. Read the following article for background information on typical installations to meet energy-insulation requirements, then make your own decision. If you are in a U.S. jurisdiction that has not adopted IRC-2012 yet, you may still be interested in learning about this issue for future reference”.