As the winter months come rolling in we know there’s a bunch of you gearing up to InSoFast your basements. Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to have countless customers document their incredible InSoFast DIY basement projects. With the arrival of basement renovation season we’d like to share a few of our favorites with you! Hopefully these projects and stories will inspire your insulation dreams and reassure the hesitant of InSoFast’s simple Do-it-Yourself design.
Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that employs volunteers to build and repair homes for those in need worldwide. Habitat’s volunteers are not professional builders, which made InSoFast a perfect DIY insulation solution for this Habitat basement project in Virginia. The basement was fully insulated with our UX 2.0 panels, creating a healthy and warm space for its future residents.
Did you know that InSoFast is also an effective insulation solution for basement floors? Since heat loss from an uninsulated floor can be significant, it’s an important factor to think about when finishing your basement.
Nancy came to us looking to insulate her basement floors and we think her UX 2.0 project is a great example for those of you thinking about using our panels for a similar application.
Here’s what Nancy had to say about her experience: “I could not believe the ease and effectiveness of this product. I’m sixty-three years old and I was able to install InSoFast throughout my entire basement, large room, bathroom, hallway and mud room by myself in one day.” Good work Nancy!
The DIY Network aired an episode in 2012 of Sweat Equity that focused on renovating Matt and Leslie Edstrom’s tuck under garage into a family space that would double the lower level of their house in size. The Edstrom’s were tackling this huge project the DIY way and on a budget. They decided to use our UX 2.0 panels to insulate!
It was not only a cost efficient choice for the renovation but also a great DIY option for the Edstrom’s. The electrical chaseways made it even more convenient for Matt since he was undertaking the electrical work himself. As you can see from the photos, the project turned out great. You can watch the full episode here: The Tuck Under Family Room.
This past June the folks from Yellow Submarine Blog documented the process of their DIY basement renovation. In the post Joanne takes us through her experience of installing the UX 2.0 panels and includes an innovative DIY-er tip. Since Joanne’s basement walls had some irregular lumpy spots, she took out her lipstick to use as a marker.
Joanne says, “The foam panels are definitely DIY friendly. A big lump sticking out of the concrete? No problem! Lipstick the lump, press the foam against it to mark the spot and cut out some foam to accommodate.” Here’s to creative solutions that use materials you have at hand!
Joanne also provides some nice electrical tips for all you DIY-ers out there. Check out the full article: here.
Nathan is a DIY-er from Pennsylvania that came to us looking to renovate his basement with UX 2.0 panels. Nathan filled us in directly on his renovation experience.
“InSoFast made our basement renovation amazingly simple. Our new house had a great basement area that was completely unfinished. This was our first time taking on a total basement renovation. The InSoFast system was exciting to learn about from an engineering standpoint, and was a thrill to use. The price was better than buying individual vapor barrier and structural materials. The install was a breeze- total time was about 7 hours and I was moving slow and using a saws-all instead of a hot knife – otherwise it would have been about 4 hours. The design of the panels also made hanging drywall and running wire/cable easy.”
Doesn’t the finished product look incredible? The perfect winter weekend project.
A special thanks to all of our wonderful customers over the years who have kept in touch and sent us photos of their incredible DIY projects. To stay up to date with new customer projects, follow us on Pinterest. We hope to see the process photos of your winter basement renovation project soon!