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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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