Improve energy efficiency
Saves time and labor compared to installing separate insulation and cement board solutions
- R4, R10 and R16 options
- NFPA 285 Approvals
- Substrate for Stone, Brick, Tile or Stucco
PermaBASE CI™ Insulated Cement Board is a composite cement board combining the strength and benefits of PermaBASE® Cement Board with rigid insulation to create an ideal substrate for exterior finishes that meet or exceed most continuous insulation requirements. Manufactured in a convenient 1", 2" and 3" overall thickness, PermaBASE CI utilizes common trims and accessories.
- Made with PermaBASE Cement Board and high-density polyiso insulation to provide durability and highly efficient insulation in one convenient package.
- Saves time and labor compared to installing separate insulation and cement board solutions.
- Adhere tile, stone, or thin brick.
- Durable substrate for direct-applied stucco systems.
- NFPA 285 approvals for adhered veneer finishes such as manufactured and natural stone, thin brick and tile as well as direct applied coatings of synthetic stucco.
PermaBASE CI™ Insulated Cement Board has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification.
Video: Commercial Thin Brick Installation with PermaBASE CI™ Insulated Cement Board
Products that suit any project criteria
Cement Board Stucco, Cement Board Masonry Veneer, Continuous Insulation
EdgeTech® Reinforced Edge
1", 2", 3"
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PermaBASE CI Installation Guide
Detailed instructions for the exterior installation of PermaBASE CI.View
PermaBASE Exterior Applications Guide
Product information, technical overview, and installation guides.View
PermaBASE Cement Board Construction Guide
Comprehensive guide to using and installing all PermaBASE products.View
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I create corners with PermaBASE CI?
Miter cut at 45 degrees
How do I cut PermaBASE CI?
- Score PermaBASE CI from the foam side using a utility knife to score/cut completely through the insulation and into the back of the cement board. The board can then be snapped. Cut through the mesh on the front of board to complete the cut.
- While wearing the proper protective equipment, such as safety glasses and approved respirator, use a power saw with the appropriate blade to cut through the entire panel.
- While properly and securely supporting PermaBASE CI, the board can be cut with a traditional hand saw.
- Penetrations can be created in the panel with a drywall saw.
What is the required maximum stud spacing for walls?
16” o.c for wood and metal.
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