Cut and Remove the Bottom of the Wall
Alberto and Justin first made a horizontal cut at wainscot height, to remove the mold-damaged and mold-prone lower section of wood-framed basement walls. Moisture-damaged fiberglass insulation is also removed. Existing electrical wall outlets can usually remain in place.
Install Steel Studs Along the Bottom of the Wall
After fastening the new EverLast Wall Panels to the steel studs, we install PVC plastic baseboard and chair rail molding.
Finish with Vinyl-Faced EverLast Wall Panels and PVC Trim
The framing for the new lower section of the wall is done completely with mold-proof, rust-resistant steel studs that extend from a steel bottom plate. Each stud is fastened to the upper section of an existing wood stud. As the steel studs are installed, we can also install rigid foam insulation to keep your basement more comfortable and more energy efficient.