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Dings, Dents and DIY: What to do with Damaged Panels

Olga is our favorite kind of customer; smart, levelheaded and ready to take on a DIY challenge. She maintained this rationality even when facing some panic-worthy hiccups. For Olga finishing her chilly Michigan basement was a must. She needed the extra space to build out a room for her teenage daughter. Her basement is huge,
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.

Shimming along Uneven Walls

It is important to check the walls you want to cover before you order InSoFast. InSoFast panels are not suitable for every project. It is up to you to decide if you have the skills necessary to tackle leveling a wall using these advanced techniques. A wall must be repaired and stabilized structurally. InSoFast panels
A neighbor is having her basement finished. I was laughing watching all the stuff they are lugging in for the project! It was SO handy to just slide the lightweight boxes down the stairs. I did all the EX Panels by myself in 10 hours. They have a good 6 guys working on it for days so far…suckers!

Concrete Floors

InSoFast panels provide a simple, easy way to insulate cold concrete floors. The attachment studs provide a secure surface to screw the subfloor. Things to Consider InSoFast panels alone can raise the floor by 2 – 2½ inches which will affect any existing door swings as well as the floor-to-ceiling height. A subflooring layer of

Build Tight, Ventilate Right: A Retrofit Story

Back in 2014 we started working with a customer in Pennsylvania who had already been renovating his home for 3 years. Bill initially used InSoFast in his basement, but the next important step was the exterior. Motivated by his interest in building science, Bill planned his retrofit thinking, “build tight, ventilate right”. The exterior retrofit

Recommended Adhesive Attachment

InSoFast panels were designed with simplicity in mind and we would argue that gluing them is not only the easiest method of installation but often the most effective. Third-party testing has shown the adhesive bond strength of our studs to have 108psi of holding power. This means each adhered panel is capable of holding over

A Basement Cost Comparison

How does InSoFast measure up when it comes to cost and labor? This page shows three typical basement remodeling situations and draws a comparison between the “Big Box” method and the InSoFast method for handling those situations. 440 sq-ft 840 sq-ft 1,640 sq-ft We check out factors like the cost, weight, and delivery of materials

What Lies Beneath: A Basement Transformation

When Carla sent us project photos from her recently completed basement project, it was initially difficult to even process the transformation. The walls went from rough to incredibly sleek. Her pre-InSoFast basement certainly brought back a few specific youthful memories. Did you ever fearfully tip toe down your childhood home’s creaky basement steps to the

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