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Why Our EverLast™ Wall Paneling System Rises Above Drywall

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by Chelsea Bowen

Left: DBS Installed EverLast™ Wall Panels. Right: EverLast™ Wall Panel Cross-section

If you are looking to finish your basement, heed this piece of advice - skip the drywall. The conditions in your basement are unlike the rest of your home.
Be it seasonal leaking, or the occasional plumbing issue, water often winds up in our basement. In these scenarios, drywall doesn’t stand a chance! That’s why DBS installs award-winning EverLast™ wall panels in customer homes. Made from inorganic materials, these panels are water-resistant, weight-bearing, insulating… and they are good looking, too! 

The conversation about why EverLast™ panels are the right choice for your basement often starts with why drywall is not. The primary reason is that drywall has a gypsum core and paper exterior; materials that when exposed to moisture in a wet basement environment promote mold and mildew growth. Broken, moldy, and damaged drywall will need to be removed and replaced.

In contrast, Total Basement Finishing's EverLast™ Wall Panels are made with a solid solution of 2 1/2" thick SilverGlo™ rigid foam insulation and 1/2" thick cement board cladding, holding up to 300 pounds. This allows homeowners to mount objects anywhere they want, with no need to locate a stud. If you do ever encounter a moisture issue in your basement, these panels are designed to be removed and put back into place once the issue is resolved. 

More Benefits of EverLast™ Wall Panels:

  • Unlike drywall, there is no painting required. Maintenance-free.
  • EverLast™ Wall Panels are 197% Stronger than drywall with stud construction.
  • No studs or special contraptions needed for hanging, easily hang a flat-screen tv anywhere!
  • Highly dent resistant.
  • Partition panels are finished on both sides.
  • It cannot be damaged by moisture and will not support mold or mildew growth.
  • The only system with a warranty against water damage.
  • Won the CQIA Quality and Innovation Award.
  • Equipped with a Class 1 Fire Rating- the highest rating available for combustible materials!


Don’t become a victim of the "Black Mold Blues" by using vulnerable materials to finish your basement. Imagine a smarter solution with DBS and finish your basement just once. Call us today for a FREE, no-obligation estimate with one of our expert Design Specialists in Total Basement Finishing™. After the estimate is complete
, we provide you with a quote for your basement project. We are proud to discuss our financing options so that you have an understanding of how your basement finishing project will work within your budget.

DBS provides professional basement finishing services in Minnesota, primarily in the Twin Cities metro area - north to Forest Lake, MN, and south to Burnsville, MN, and beyond!

Learn More about Why Drywall Doesn’t Belong in a Minnesota Basement

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