Is steel mesh a requirement for INSTA-PANELS®?
In the Ontario Building Code (OBC), steel mesh is not listed as a requirement in basement floor insulation; however, mesh may be a requirement for specific projects. As such, please review your current plans and engineer specifications to ensure you are following the best process for your project.
One of the advantages of using INSTA-PANELS® in a basement is you can staple radiant tubing directly onto the panel and therefore don’t need any expensive or laborious add-ons for the radiant tubing. Both our fiberglass and steel-lined panels can be stapled; however, it is easier to staple tubing onto the fiberglass product.