Basements are often cold, dark, spider-ridden dungeons! They’re also notorious for problems with water intrusion, humidity and mold. With InSoFast closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam panels, you can avoid common basement insulation mistakes and transform the room into a dry, comfortable, livable space for everyone to enjoy.
Fiberglass is inexpensive but is a terrible choice for a basement and is not a DIY kind of job.
Concrete is like a huge sponge that holds in water vapor for years. As the wall dries, the water vapor leaves the concrete and tries to penetrate the insulation and wall. If it gets trapped in fiberglass, it can cause mold, rot and poor indoor air quality.
Another option is to apply spray foam directly onto the concrete walls (block, stone or masonry) to lock out moisture, but this is typically the most expensive method of basement insulation. Spray foam insulation also takes longer to install and can be a very messy affair.
The best alternative to fiberglass and spray foam is to insulate your basement interior with closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam panels from InSoFast!
Our UX 2.0 panel is 2-inches thick and has a continuous R-value of 8.5, rot-resistant framing, drainage channels, electrical raceways, and a simple, stackable interlocking design. Once installed, you’ll have a solid surface that can support drywall and paneling as well as cabinets and TVs.
The EXi 2.5 Panel is 2 ½-inches thick and has a continuous R-value of 10, giving you 20% more insulation than UX panels. Tighter interlocks and recessed studs keep the EXi barrier truer and straighter, enabling it to bridge over cups, bows and other irregularities in concrete basement walls.
InSoFast panels require no taping and are easy to install. Most installations can be completed with a utility knife, construction glue and a caulk gun.
As you plan your basement insulation project, avoid common mistakes by reading “Preparing Your Basement for Insulation,” and take a look at the informative videos and resources on the InSoFast website!