Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Jessie Schoepflin
Your home's basement is built underground and along with this subterranean space comes a handful of problems including dampness and cold walls.
Basement Systems has engineered a "long-lasting, high-performance basement insulation." wall paneling is a polystyreme foam insulation, ExTremeBloc, which has an R-13 insulation rating. ExTremeBloc insulation can also be used along crawl space walls and rim joists. ExTremeBloc is a graphite infused inorganic foam which means mold cannot grow on it, unlike fiberglass insulation, witch soaks up water and will grow mold with high humidity levels.
Upclose view of built-in studs and ExTremeBloc
Another great feature is that the panels are built in with studs. These studs are designed to not allow the transfer of heat to the cold walls behind the insulation. Once it is installed you can then finish out the rest of your basement and enjoy a warm space.