Installing basement wall panels is a necessity in all houses. It is a powerful insulation against air and moisture that might destroy your basement walls. The installation process is fairly quick and easy. Here’s how:
- Gather all the materials needed:
- Concrete anchor
- Miter saw
- Circular saw
- Wall panels
- Tape measure
- Rubber mallet
- Remove all furniture from your basement. Clean the basement by scrubbing the walls and sweeping the floor. You will find it easier to work when there are no obstructions.
- Measure your basement wall to find out the length of the wall panels that you need.
- Cut the panel to the exact length with a circular saw.
- Using your drill, install two concrete anchors 2 inches from both edges of the wall panel. Place another anchor 16 inches from both the lower and upper sides of the panel.
- Cut the next panel according to length. Press the tongue edge of the first panel into the groove edge of the second panel. With your mallet, hammer both of the panels together. Repeat the process until the whole basement wall is covered.
- Installing basement wall panels around corners is a bit trickier. You need to use your miter saw to angle the groove edge of one panel and the tongue edge of the other to 45 degrees. You should not forget to keep the long edge of the bevel on the insulated side of the wall panel. You can then mount the bevel to the corner in a snug fit.
Even if you have a waterproof system installed in your home, it is still possible for your basement to get moist. Moisture can create an ugly appearance on your basement wall surface. This happens when the moisture comes out through the wall tiles and paint. This is why basement wall panels are a necessity in all houses. With wall panels, you can be sure that your basement can be a living space free from moisture problems. You don’t need a professional to install the wall panels for you. There are wall panels that are made to resist extreme weather conditions which are easy to install. These wall panels come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and designs that can serve as your basement wall décor. You can then use your basement as a study room, a library, or a play room.