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A DIY Shipping Container Home

Back in 2014 we discussed the debt free sustainable lifestyle associated with The Tiny House Movement and Shipping Container Architecture. Throughout the past several years the movement seems to have moved along even further. HGTV has released several “Tiny House” shows and our Container Home customer base has grown from tiny to not so tiny.

How to Prevent Mold in Basements

InSoFast panels are designed to manage moisture. When installed on a cold concrete basement wall, the closed-cell EPS body creates a thermal barrier that inhibits the humidifying conditions that lead to mold growth. Additionally, each panel is equipped with a capillary break and gravity drainage channels. These channels are specifically-sized cavities that moderate vapor pressure
You were so helpful to me when I needed to finish my basement floor. I could not believe how easy and effective this product is. 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. Ed worked out the layout and emailed me the hand-drawn plan and away I went. Every one of the workers from electrician to drywaller and plumber could not get over the product and the service that went with it. Thank you again for all your help.

Stone and Stucco

InSoFast panels are ideally suited as a drain and dry insulation board for use under traditional stucco and thin-veneer stone applications. The panels utilize tongue and groove edges to provide a smooth continuous insulation substrate and include built-in studs for lath attachment. The InSoFast panel has drainage channels which are flashed to drain bulk water.

Stacking Panels Along Interior Walls

Starting in a Corner We recommend starting your installation with a full panel in the bottom corner of your wall. This not only makes it easier to set up an even alignment, it also gives you the option of working in two directions along your walls. After the first panel is set in place, continue

InSoFast PLUS: Adding Extra Insulation

It’s easy to increase your R-Value beyond R-10 code minimums while maintaining the engineered benefits of continuous InSoFast panels. Simply layer rigid foam insulation board over top of InSoFast panels, a technique we’ve dubbed InSoFast PLUS. This saves money by utilizing locally obtained rigid foam to enhance the R-Value. Additionally, PLUS projects can be completed

Attaching Intersecting Walls to InSoFast Panels

Install all of the InSoFast panels around the perimeter walls before building interior partition walls. Butt intersecting wall stud up to the InSoFast panels. Apply a bead of construction adhesive to the backside of the stud where it will come in contact with the InSoFast panels. Note your stud is fastened at the bottom plate

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