There is more than one way to stud a wall. Not wanting to bore you with the old fashioned way, the way that requires two people or at least one very strong person, I am going to tell you about the way I, a grandmother, did it all by myself! I didn’t invent this product, nor am I being paid to tell you about it. However, it literally made it possible for me to finish my basement all by myself! So, what is this product?
InSoFast insulation panels!!!
See below for info from their website:
“An excellent, cost-effective way to insulate your basement interior is with closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam panels from InSoFast!
Feature-Rich InSoFast Panels
InSoFast is a style of engineered continuous insulation that comes in 2-foot x 4-foot interlocking panels of varying thicknesses. The closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam panels can be applied universally to any interior or exterior wall assembly in both new and retrofit construction projects.
The InSoFast UX 2.0 Panel is 2-inches thick with a flat surface that exposes the face of the embedded studs. R-8.5 continuous insulation, rot-resistant framing, drainage channels, electrical raceways, and a simple, stackable interlocking design make this panel the most cost-effective solution for base-level code requirements.
The InSoFast EX 2.5 Panel is 2 ½-inches thick. If you need a solution that goes beyond base-level, this panel’s continuous R-value of 10 outperforms traditionally framed R-15 batt walls and provides 20% more insulation than our UX panels. Its tighter interlocks and recessed studs keep the EX barrier truer and straighter, enabling it to bridge over cups, bows and other irregularities in concrete basement walls.
Panels include built-in chases that run both vertically and horizontally across each panel, enabling you to install electrical boxes anywhere you need them. They also provide a simple, easy way to insulate cold concrete floors. The attachment studs provide a secure surface to screw the subfloor.”
Not sure if you noticed this, but the STUDS are EMBEDDED in the panels! See those vertical black stripes? Those are the studs! This means you can insulate and stud the wall, ALL IN ONE STEP! AND it’s done with GLUE! The other great thing about this company is that they are so consumer friendly. On their website you will find step by step easy to follow directions and videos. If you have trouble, give them a call. They are friendly and helpful folks!