Transforming an unfinished basement into a finished living space is a great way for any family to gain extra room. However, basement conditions demand different construction materials than those used upstairs. As certain “above-grade” materials can cause major problems when used in the basement because of higher moisture levels.
As easy as 1-2-3. Basement-to-Beautiful panels prepare your basement walls for finishing like no other product.
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Wood framing and fiberglass insulation are fine in above-grade applications. But wood absorbs moisture in the basement because of high humidity levels or from water that gets onto the basement floor. Wood that stays wet for a prolonged period of time creates a perfect habitat for both mold and wood rot; which can eventually destroy organic materials, while creating nasty odors and hazardous mold spores along the way. Fluffy fiberglass fares no better when moisture is present; as it compresses into wet clumps, falls out of place, and totally loses its insulating value.
Yes, there are alternatives to wood, fiberglass and other organic materials that don’t last long in the basement. Basement-to-Beautiful wall panels are designed specifically to install in the basement, against foundation walls. These innovative panels enable your contractor to complete wall framing and insulating in a single step. More importantly, Basement-to-Beautiful panels can’t rot, attract mold or be damaged by moisture –even if your basement happens to flood.
Check out the panel profile. This cross section through a B2B panel shows one of the wiring channels and two integral studs. Because the studs don’t extend fully through the panel’s 2 ½-in. thickness, thermal bridging is avoided.
Thinking about finishing the basement? Or is the fiberglass insulation beginning to sag in the basement? If so, contact your local Basement Systems dealer today for a free basement inspection and Free Estimate to install this innovative and waterproof basement pre-finishing system.