With so many types of insulation to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your home. At Installed Building Products of Tampa, we can help you determine the most cost-effective options for making your home or business more comfortable and energy-efficient.
One unique option is to have a block foam injection performed on the concrete masonry units, or CMUs, that comprise the walls of your home, retail store, school, church or other building. CMUs only account for about 7% of new-home construction nationwide, but here in Florida, this is the material used for the first-floor walls of almost all new buildings.
If you want to improve the thermal performance of your concrete walls, contact IBP of Tampa to learn more about block foam injection.
What Is Injection Foam Insulation?
Also called foam-in-place or block foam, injection foam insulation is used to insulate the cavities of masonry walls and foundations, including those made of concrete blocks, bricks and stucco. During the application process, injection foam insulation has the consistency of shaving cream, which hardens as it dries. This multi-faceted product acts as both an insulator and an air barrier to slow heat transfer and air movement.
When installing this type of insulation, the contractor begins by drilling holes into the inside face of the concrete blocks about 4 feet from the floor. A tube is inserted into the first hole and injects a non-toxic liquid resin, foaming agent and air into the wall.
Once the foam fills the entire cavity from top to bottom, the contractor moves the tube to the next hole, repeating the process along the length of the wall. The insulation needs about 72 hours to cure before the injection holes can be patched.
What Are the Benefits of Injection Foam Insulation?
Every home and business in Tampa should be insulated to make the interior more comfortable and energy-efficient. Here are some specific benefits of choosing injection foam insulation for the job:
- Seal and insulate all at once: Most types of insulation act like a wool sweater—they help retain heat, but wind cuts right through them. Injection foam is different. It acts as a windbreaker to reduce airflow while also insulating to slow heat flow. These combined functions save you money by reducing installation and material costs without sacrificing performance.
- Achieve a high R-value: Injection foam has one of the highest R-values per inch of any insulation in use today. Higher R-values indicate superior thermal resistance, allowing the material to insulate and block sound transference more effectively.
- Benefit the environment: Simple, non-toxic ingredients make injection foam safe for use in your home or business. Expect good indoor air quality and a healthy interior when you choose this type of insulation. In addition, insulating your walls with injection foam reduces your heating and cooling requirements, cutting down on emissions associated with energy consumption.
- Enjoy a long-lasting solution: Unlike some types of wall insulation, injection foam isn’t prone to sagging, compressing or settling. This ensures flawless performance for years to come so you can enjoy long-term benefits from your investment.
Install Block Foam Injection in Tampa, FL
If you want to have your concrete walls injected with block foam, IBP of Tampa is the right insulation contractor for the job. As a member of the Installed Building Products family of companies, we have the knowledge, experience and resources required to perform a job well done.
We service areas in Florida around Bradenton, Brandon, Brooksville, Clearwater, Dade City, Dunedin, Egypt Lake-Leto, Lakeland, Largo, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Saint Petersburg, San Antonio, Sarasota, Spring Hill, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.
To learn more about injection foam insulation, or to schedule block foam injection in the Tampa area, please get in touch with us today at (813) 280-5007!