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Spray Foam Insulation Portland Maine

Here is a picture of a large scale growing facility we sprayed in Southern Maine.  We used Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation.  This was a perfect situation for a growing facility.  The owner was concerned about moisture build up on the metal during the cold months and keeping the building cool during the summer months.  This person has created a perfect building envelope that he can control very easily.  Around 95% of the heat transfer is being stopped with this package.  We also sprayed the steel framing as well to cut down on condensation.

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Falmouth Maine Sprayfoam Insulation

Installing Icynene Classic to a cathedral roof in the Southern Maine area

 

At this job we installed R-20 in the roof and R-13 in the walls.  We actually can still meet the building code requirements with these R-values.  Talk to Peter Jr for information regarding that.  At those R-values we are stopping almost 90 percent of the heat coming the wall/roof.  Adding more R-value really would not enhance the performance at this point.  This works because foam is an “air barrier”.  We are stopping the movement of air which is the largest transport of both heat and moisture!  This is a great product that has been on the market for 35 Years!  We love it and have had great luck with it.

 

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Installing Below Grade Ruberized Waterproofing Membrane
This picture Shows the angle used to match the grade line.

 

 

This project was done doing the later fall before winter set in and we had cold temps to deal with.  These types of products really like to be installed above 30 degrees.  This is an asphalt based rubber waterproofing membrane.  This type of waterproofing is very good in our climate because it stretches.  As the foundation goes through its freeze and thaw cycle cracks appear over time.  This type of membrane will help to bridge those gaps over time giving the waterproofing membrane a longer life and keeps your basement dry.

Quantum Performance Building Products is a full service insulation and waterproofing company.  We offer a full range of waterproofing products.  Some of our products are listed below.

1.) Fully Rubberized Waterproofing Membranes

2.) Above Grade water and air barriers.  Both sheet and fluid applied.

3.) Protection panels to cover our water proofing products.  This product is very important to the waterproofing system.  It is a fiber board that creates a barrier between the dirt and waterproofing membrane.  Over time, rocks and dirt run up against the membrane and can shorten its life if its not protected with a boar.

 

Past Jobs Spray Foam Insulation

Installing Insulation Portland Maine

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At this job we sprayed Icynene Classic Spray Foam Insulation to the underside of the roofdeck.  This allowed the customer to bring all of there hot air heat runs inside the building envelope.  If this space was empty and the customer did not need it heated we would spray down to the floor.  Bringing the heat runs into the envelope helps with the over all efficiency of the heating system.

This is an excellent Insulation System.  At the thicknesses used here we are stopping around 95% of the heat flow through the cavity.  The only way to make this roof any more efficient would be to add rigid board to either the inside or outside.  That would help to cut the heat transfer through the wood studs.  However, wood is a very poor conductor of heat.  I would consider adding blue board as a premium package and is not needed to build a very efficient house.

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Concrete Foundation Waterproofing Installed Near Bangor Maine

Bangor Maine Foundation WaterproofingHere is a below grade waterproofing job that we did near Bangor, Maine.  We installed the spray on waterproofing barrier directly to the concrete.  Then over that we applied a drainage protection board.  This will help with water drainage around the foundation a long with providing R-value to the exterior wall.

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Portland, Maine Insulation Spray Foam

This is a picture of a spray foam insulation job we recently did in the Portland Maine Area.  We sprayed closed cell foam in the wall cavities and on the ceiling.  This room is being used for indoor agriculture which produces a fairly humid environment.  Therefore, applying a vapor barrier product like out closed cell spray foam its a great choice.  It helps to contain the moisture in a way that it can be transported out of the heated space via the duct work in the wall system.

Installing Insulation in Portland Maine
Installing Insulation in Portland Maine

 

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Maine Waterproofing and Air Barrier Contractor

We Now offer a full line of above grade and below grade waterproofing products in our Maine building market.

  • Below Grade spray applied water proofing membranes
  • Above Grade spray applied Air Barriers
  • Above Grade Spray applied Vapor Barriers
  • Rigid Board installation for above grade and below grade applications

 

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Maine Spray Water Proofing

In construction, a building or structure is waterproofed with the use of membranes and coatings to protect contents as well as protecting structural integrity. The waterproofing of thebuilding envelope in construction specifications is listed under “07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection” within MasterFormat 2004, by the Construction Specifications Institute, and includes roofing material as well as waterproofing materials[citation needed].

In building construction, waterproofing is a fundamental aspect of creating a building envelope, which is a controlled environment. The roof covering materials, siding, foundations, and all of the various penetrations through these surfaces need to be water-resistant and sometimes waterproof. Roofing materials are generally designed to be water-resistant and shed water from a sloping roof, but in some conditions, such as ice damming and on flat roofs, the roofing must be waterproof. Many types of waterproof membrane systems are available, including felt paper or tar paper with asphalt or tar to make a built-up roof, other bituminous waterproofing, EPDM rubber, hypalon,polyvinyl chloride, liquid roofing, and more.

Walls are not subjected to standing water, and the water-resistant membranes used as housewraps are designed to be breathable to let moisture escape. Walls also have vapour barriers or air barriers. Damp proofing is another aspect of waterproofing. Masonry walls are built with a damp-proof course to prevent rising damp, and the concrete in foundations needs to be damp-proofed or waterproofed with a liquid coating, basement waterproofingmembrane (even under the concrete slab floor where polyethylene sheeting is commonly used), or an additive to the concrete. A potential problem in earth sheltered houses is too much humidity, so waterproofing is critical in these houses. Water seepage can lead to mould growth causing significant damage and air quality issues. Properly waterproofing foundation walls is required to prevent deterioration and seepage.

The penetrations through a building envelope need to be built in a way such that water does not enter the building, such as using flashing and special fittings for pipes, vents, wires, etc. Some caulkings are durable, but many are not a reliable method of waterproofing.

Also, many types of geomembranes are available to control water, gases, or pollution.

Over the past two decades, the construction industry has had technological advances in waterproofing materials, including integral waterproofing systems as well as more advanced membrane materials. Integral systems such as hycrete work within the matrix of a concrete structure, giving the concrete itself a waterproof quality. There are two main types of integral waterproofing systems: the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic systems. A hydrophilic system typically uses a crystallisation technology that replaces the water in the concrete with insoluble crystals. Various brands available in the market claim similar properties, but not all can react with a wide range of cement hydration by-products and thus require caution. Hydrophobic systems use fatty acids to block pores within the concrete, preventing water passage.

Sometimes the same materials to keep water out of buildings are used to keep water in, such as pond or pool liners.

New membrane materials seek to overcome shortcomings in older methods like PVC and HDPE. Generally, new technology in waterproof membranes relies on polymer-based materials that are extremely adhesive to create a seamless barrier around the outside of a structure.

Waterproofing should not be confused with roofing since roofing cannot necessarily withstand hydrostatic head while waterproofing can.

The standards for waterproofing bathrooms in domestic construction have improved over the years, due in large part to the general tightening of building codes.

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Spray Foam Insulation In Brunswick Maine

Installing Closed Cell Spray Foam In Brunswick, Maine
Installing Closed Cell Spray Foam In Brunswick, Maine
Spraying the underside of a roof deck on a commercial building
Spraying the underside of a roof deck on a commercial building

 

This was an interesting application where we sprayed an existing boat house.  Originally there was only fiberglass insulation in this building.  For building of this size that needs to be heated, the fiberglass was just not cutting it.  The fiberglass was removed and replaced with our Icynene Proseal which has an R-value of 7.1 per inch.

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Insulating School on Vinalhaven, Maine

This school was having some major heat loss problems as well as ice damming.  The cause was coming from poorly installed fiber glass insulation in the attic.  The fiberglass was loosely placed on the attic floor.  Whoever installed it tried to isolate the mechanicals by building a shell with fiberglass insulation.  The problem is that fiberglass is not an air barrier.  The warm moist air was escaping through the insulation and warming the underside of the roof deck which was creating ice dams.  Also, the cold air from the attic was penetrating the fiberglass which cooled the heating ducts, thus making them less efficient.

Our solution was to spray the roof deck and bring the attic area into conditioned space.  This allows the mechanicals to run in a conditioned environment, which improves efficiency.  Also, the foam established an air barrier.  This helps keep the warm air from escaping out through the roof deck.  Thus, helping with the ice dam problems.

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Fiberglass Insulation Removal in Maine

Spray Foam Insulation Contractor Bangor, Maine

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Spray Foam Insulating Sail Boats In Midcoast Maine

This customer was building a boat that was going to be used in both cold weather and warm weather sailing.  They were concerned both with staying warm in the winter weather and cool in the summer months.  Also, they were concerned about condensation.  We applied water blown closed cell spray foam to the interior.  This helped with all three concerns.  We left the bilge areas out because of standing water but everything else was insulated.  This is a great option for someone who is retrofitting a boat or building a new boat.  We can travel to any boat yard in the state of Maine/NH area.  We can spray sailboats, fishing vessels, house boats, and recreational water craft.

Steel Hull Boat being built in Albion Maine. Will be doing both warm and cold weather sailing.
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Locking Aft underneath the cockpit
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