Is Your Basement Cold? Learn How to Insulate Basement Walls

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." Basement to Beautiful 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.

Is Your Basement Cold Learn How to Insulate Basement Walls - Image 1Upclose 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.

About the author

Jessie is a Colorado native and resident all her life, and after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado she started work for a wholesale florist managing the social networking accounts and directing phone calls. She made the transition over to the Complete Basement Systems team in 2012 working in the call center and on online marketing.