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Material Minute: Below-grade insulation

by Karen Knapstein

Hitz Halter below-grade insulation is designed with builders in mind. It comes fan folded in 4’ x 24’ sections, which makes it easy for one person to install. 

Hitz Halter insulation was developed through intensive research and real-life testing at the company’s base in central Illinois. It is manufactured from the highest quality virgin materials available and it doesn’t waterlog. Since it doesn’t compress under concrete, it maintains its R-value. 

The insulation is coated with 3 mil poly film on both sides and is treated with termiticide to deter termites and ants. It’s mold resistant and suitable for all below-grade insulation installations, including basement and wall insulation and radiant heating applications (PEX tubing is fastened directly to the insulation panel with plastic staples).

Quantities are shipped shrink-wrapped on 4’ x 4’ x 8’ skids with runners, which are forklift- and storage-friendly. 

Karen Knapstein
Author: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein has been in publishing since 1997. She is the executive editor at Shield Wall Media and acts as the managing editor of Frame Building News and Garage, Shed and Carport Builder magazines. Karen is a contributing editor to the other Shield Wall Media titles: Rural Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Roofing Elements, and Rollforming Magazine. Karen lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and has a grown daughter, Faye. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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