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Need help sourcing material in Western Iowa/Eastern Nebraska


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03-10-14, 11:15 AM   #1  
Need help sourcing material in Western Iowa/Eastern Nebraska

Hello,

I am in the beginning phases of a basement renovation project. I am planning to finish a 196 sq. ft. area of the basement as a new bedroom/office. I have already done epoxy injections in several cracks on the poured concrete basement wall, and have smoothed and leveled the slab. My basement walls are 9' high, and I had planned to use 2" XPS foam board directly against the walls, and then frame on top of that. My issue is that all of the local home improvement stores in my area only carry 4x8 sheets. I could made it work by cutting additional foam board and filling the 1' gap on the top of the wall to the floor joists, but I would prefer to have as few joints as possible that I will need to tape and/or seal with spray foam. Special ordering the panels is out of the question due to DOW only willing to sell bundles with a minimum of 48 sheets. I only need about 15 sheets, plus a couple extra for contingency. Does anyone in the Western Iowa, or Eastern Nebraska area know of a source for this kind of material in these dimensions? I tried Builders Supply Co., Millard Lumber Inc., and the usual chain stores like Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes. Is there a DIY site were neighbors "go in" on a special order together, maybe?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

 
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03-10-14, 01:50 PM   #2  
XPS foam very easy to cut, work with and some of the canned foams are adequate of seal between adjoining pieces. Taping the joints is unnecessary and you can just trim off any excess.

You will have other situations similar to this and I hope you expect to buy special width sheets to fit in corners and make up for walls that are not truly plumb.

Dick

 
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03-10-14, 04:09 PM   #3  
Although I would not put a lot of hope on it.... you could try an insulation contractor. Ask them to check with their suppliers. The other option may be a company that specializes in supplying modular home manufacturers. They are usually set up to minimize the number of steps involved in manufacturing so they may have a good source for that material.

Although many of the foam manufacturers show 9' product in their product data sheets, they make it to order for large volume purchases that may include commercial applications primarily.

 
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