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Imperfect Ceiling Heights

8ft-high ceilings make for a very easy InSoFast installation. Because each panel is 2ft high, you won’t need any modifications at the top of the wall. In fact, this is the case for any ceiling height evenly divisible by two. 6ft ceilings, 10ft ceilings, 24ft ceilings: no modification. But what do you do with an

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

Exterior Windows, Doors and Openings

In order to ensure attachment for siding and trim, you should frame all windows, doors, and corners to meet the thickness of your InSoFast panel. The EX 2.5 panel is 2½” thick. There are many ways to accomplish this task. Example with 2×6 Framing Here, the contractor chose to install a 1″ thick extruded insulation

Interior Windows, Doors and Openings

Frame all openings to ensure there is a sturdy attachment surface for drywall or trim in case the InSoFast studs do not perfectly meet the edges. Important: EX 2.5 panels are easier to frame than UX 2.0 panels because they are the same depth as commonly available framing lumber. UX 2.0 panels will require additional

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

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

Perimeter Drainage Systems

Can I integrate InSoFast panels into a perimeter drainage system? The overall answer is yes. You can. However, there are many types of drainage systems and techniques for installing them. Therefore, this page is intended to familiarize you with the concepts of a perimeter drainage system and how they should work in conjunction with other

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