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06:49AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
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Bvbasement
we are very interested in the relatively new basement system manufactured by a large insulation company. it seems a good solution, as walls are breathable ( mold / mildew shouldn't be a problem), panels are removable so you can get to basement walls, electrical wiring etc, but it has just dawned on me that the panels are made of fiberglass. If panels are breathable should I be concerned about fiberglass particles being breathed in. We have two young children and I would like to find the best and healthiest solution to remodel basement. Thank you.

vido76

06:02AM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 03/04/04
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i just had the system installed in my basement and i too am interested in the answer to your question. so far, we haven't noticed any problems.

homebild

05:24PM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
It should be noted that such a system does not prevent or eliminate mold or mildew problems and should not be used in lieu of properly water and moisture proofed basement walls.

While it is 'breatheable', so too is drywall, and shows no remarkable difference between the products.

As far as 'breathing in' fiberglass goes, fiberglass insulation is an inert and largely safe product that cause little to no health problems in humans.

Owen Corning Basements:

http://www.owenscorning.com/around/insulation/products/basementwall.asp

Personally I would still prefer the old fashioned framed walls, kraft fiberglass, and drywall option for any basement.

BioBill

05:02PM | 03/29/04
Member Since: 03/28/04
4 lifetime posts
Hi, vido76. I am also considering having this system installed but, before I contact one of the OC licensed contractors, I want to be prepared for the estimate. I know there are advertised benefits of the system over the traditional drywall & insulation, but I'm wondering if the price will outweigh the benefit. Do you have an idea of how the material costs compare between the Owens Corning system and the traditional one? Thanks!

remodel

04:55AM | 03/30/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
3 lifetime posts
we have decided to go with the OC system. Pricewise there was not much difference between this and the quotes I got for drywall and they could install in a week rather than 4-6 weeks! I will keep you posted once the work has taken place, but I think we made the right decision for us.
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