Applying spray foam in your existing home can save you money and make your home more energy efficient. There are many options to accomplish this, and our free consultation will give you the information needed to make the best decision for you and your home!
Several areas where foam is applied in existing homes are: Attics, garages, crawl spaces, etc.
There’s no better way to better insulate a new home or renovation/addition than with spray foam insulation. Making your home air tight maximizes the benefits of spray foam and provides the most energy efficient and money saving home.
- – Provides a Seamless Air Barrier
- – Restricts Moisture Transmission and Eliminates Potential Mold Growth
- – Adds Structural Strength
- – Minimizes Sound Transmission for a Quieter Home
- – Does Not Shrink or Settle (Lifetime Product)
- – Promotes Better Indoor Air Quality
- – Simplifies Building Process
- – Perfect Fit Insulation Every Time
- – Cathedral Ceilings Made Easy
- – Reduce Size and Cost of HVAC Equipment
- – Save 40-50% on Energy Bills for the Life of the Building
Foam Jacking – Concrete Lifting, Leveling and Void Filling.
A common solution to repairing sunken concrete is to demolish and replace the entire slab or sections that have settled with new concrete. This method can be costly and time consuming. Foam jacking is a cost-effective, expedient and less disruptive alternative.
Some areas that can be foam jacked include- sidewalks, basement floors, building floors, driveways, footings, patios, garage floors, pool decks, warehouse floors, Roads, highways, etc.
Advantages of Foam Jacking
There are lots of advantages to foam jacking as compared to other methods of repair, such as slab jacking, grinding and replacement. Foam jacking has primarily been used in the infrastructure and industrial markets; for many jobs, such as lifting and stabilizing interior floors, foam jacking is almost unquestionably the best repair process available. Foam jacking is…
Foam jacking is the cleanest concrete lifting and stabilization process. Because the injection equipment is mechanically connected to the slab or structure, and mechanical seals engage when not injecting material, no loose material is introduced to the repair area. Dustless drilling is easily accomplished, and even non-dustless drilling is essentially mess-free due to the small hole size. There is no grout or mud to track around job sites.
Foam jacking is the quietest and fastest process for stabilizing and raising settled concrete slabs. Because of the small hole size, drilling is fast and quiet, and there is virtually no noise associated with the injection process itself. The equipment for foam jacking is self-contained in a box truck, which is typically parked away from the direct work location.
Foot traffic during work is functionally OK, and immediate resumption of vehicular traffic after work is completed can be expected. Foam jacking is not affected by foot traffic during the injection process; as long as pedestrians are able to step over or around the injection equipment, they may continue to use the area being repaired. Vehicular traffic may resume immediately after work is completed. This includes heavy loading such as trucks and industrial equipment like fork lifts, and even trains.
Foam jacking crews can lift up to 12 times faster than standard slab jacking or mud jacking crews in many situations.Because of the small hole size and ability to lift larger areas per hole, foam jacking is much quicker than slab jacking. Because of the equipment design, upon arriving on a job, foam jacking crews are typically actively lifting slabs within 10 minutes of arrival for typical repairs.
Lightweight material reduces the overburden on underlying soils, reducing the chances for resettlement. Even the highest density polyurethane foams used for foam jacking are significantly lighter than alternative lifting and stabilization materials. This reduces the amount of additional burden weight placed on the underlying soils.
High density polyurethane is waterproof, so treated slabs are thoroughly undersealed. Polyurethane can also be installed in water, so flow testing or water stop applications with active flows are not a problem. Because of the near-immediate curing, water stopping jobs are fast and easily tested on site to ensure efficacy of the repairs.
Major water washout or soil erosion will result in large cavities where the concrete has not yet broken or settled.
Polyurethane foam is perfect for void filling in such areas as driveways and garage flooring, because it is injected as a liquid, then fills every possible space within the void, as it cures. The edges are then neatly cut, so landscaping can be done after project is complete.
Commercial & Industrial
- – Polyurea coatings protect steel tanks from corrosion, chemicals, and other natural weather and job site elements. With proper surface preparation, substrate conditions, formulation choice, primers, and installation procedures, polyurea applies quickly and can extend the useful life of tanks. Lining a tank with a polyurea coating provides resistance against many chemicals and industrial liquids. Since coatings have the ability to adhere to properly prepared substrates, polyureas are ideal for new storage tank primary lining and rehabilitation projects.
- – Our closed-cell spray foam insulation, such as Heatlok XT & Heatlok Soy 200 Plus has been used to insulate the exterior of tanks, such as a bio-diesel tank, then covered with a coating, such as Maxguard. The inside of the tank would also be sprayed with a coating of Maxguard for corrosion protection.
- – Eco-Pur is a slower reacting chemical that does not generate as much heat, which is important because if closed-cell foam is sprayed on too thick it can cause a fire – this is why we make certain slow-reacting foams. Eco-Pur PIP can be used on pontoon boats and barges. Also, on ships if there are voids in the hulls that need to be filled with water-proofed material, Eco-Pur would be used. Eco-Pur is also used on buoys that measure changes in the tide.
Additional applications in the industrial sector include floor and wall covering in all types of processing plants, hazardous materials encapsulation, aquaculture basins, high-traffic floor covering, renovation and protection of port structures, and internal and/or external protection of vats including acid. Polyureas also provide slip-resistant floor covering, protection of waste containers, a water and weather barrier, conveyor coatings, protective membranes in mines, wall and floor covering for walk-in coolers, freezers and cold storage, and soil protection and stabilization in the mining industry.
A heavy-duty, high-performing product used in agricultural applications is our product Barnseal – a closed-cell, spray foam insulation. It provides an air-tight sealing insulation developed for use in poultry, dairy, equestrian, farm and ranch applications where high performance is required. It is a durable product with a fast application, provides a significant improvement in temperature control in barns, enhances ventilation control, and increases production from livestock, increases stamina and performance from race horses, and increases the amount of eggs chickens produce.
- – Barnseal MD (Medium-Density) is most commonly used for fruit and vegetable storage facilities, barns, stables, horse riding arenas, dairies, and other buildings.
- – Barnseal HD (High-Density) is most commonly used in poultry houses, as it is a more durable substance which is not damaged by chickens and turkeys pecking at the foam.
Other beneficial products in the agricultural sector are our line of elastomeric polyurea coatings. Coatings can be used on the interior and exterior of silos, to seal manure tanks and seal liquid manure pits, and seal all different types of containment tanks. In addition, polyurea coatings are a urine-resistant.
Additional Fire Protection – Coatings That Work on Top of Spray Foam Insulation
Intumescent Coatings are non-flammable, intumescent coatings similar to water-based latex paint, which have been approved for use as a coating on top of various spray foam insulation products. Intumescent Coatings primary function is to starve a fire, by keeping oxygen from reaching the spray foam insulation. Intumescent Coatings are a non-toxic, drain-safe, non-fuming coating designed to be used in walls, attics, and crawlspaces.
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