Another sprayfoam insulation job well done in Falmouth, Maine. We used Icynene Classic which is by far the best open cell foam out there on the market.
100 percent water blown technology. This means that there is zero off gassing with this product. The R-value stays the same over time it does not degrade. Petroleum blowing agents do not leach into your house.
Green Gaurd Certified
Provides a complete air barrier around the entire envelope
Creates a great sound barrier between the indoor environment and outdoor environment
Does not trap Moisture
Will not allow a dewpoint to occur in your wall because it does not allow warm air to penetrate and hit your cold sheathing.
Expands 100:1 and fill just about any cavity that will exist in even the most complex framing
Does not include boric acid/insecticide like cellulose
Check out the write up a on a new building we insulated in Portland. At Quantum we are very happy to have taken part in this wonderful project. As Portland grows we are doing our part help keep the energy consumption down as much as possible. Give us a shout if your are interested in learning more about saving energy while not breaking the bank on the upfront costs! We are Maine’s Spray Foam Insulation Experts! 207-342-3077
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.