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  • RIGID BOARD: PHENOLIC FOAM

    Example: ESCLAD, a product of EssoThermal Resistance: RSI -- .030/mm R - 4.3/in. HighCost: highCapacity to dry out if wet: FairFire Resistance: GoodFungus / Vermin Resistance: Good.Limitations: -- Prone to moisture damage if soaked for periods of time. -- Somewhat brittle.Advantages: ...
  • RIGID BOARD: SEMI-RIGID GLASS FIBER

    Example: GLASCLAD from Fiberglas Canada -- but this product is no longer produced as of the summer of 2000.Colour: Pink with Tyvek house wrap covering.Thermal Resistance: RSI - .031/mm R - 4.4/in. HighCost: HighCapacity to dry out if wet: Excellent.Fire Resistance: GoodFungus / Vermin...
  • RIGID BOARD: RIGID GLASS FIBRE

    Examples: BASECLAD from Fiberglas CanadaColour: PinkThermal Resistance: RSI - .030/mm R - 4.3/in. High.Cost: HighCapacity to dry out if wet: Excellent.Fire Resistance: GoodFungus / Vermin Resistance: GoodLimitations: -- Must not be installed in the ground unless it reaches all the w...
  • FOAMED-IN-PLACE: POLYURETHANE FOAM

    Colour: Yellow - OrangeThermal Resistance: RSI - .042/mm R - 6.0/in. Very High.Cost: Professional application -- expensiveCapacity to dry out if wet: FairFire Resistance: Poor: produces toxic fumes.Fungus / Vermin Resistance: GoodLimitations: -- Difficult to control quality of field...
  • FOAMED-IN-PLACE: POLYMERIC FOAM

    Colour: Orange, pink, yellowThermal Resistance: HighCost: It is expensive insulation but cheap caulking.Capacity to dry out if wet: FairFire Resistance: Poor. Produces toxic fumesFungus / Vermin Resistance: GoodLimitations: -- Expands on application and with age. Do not shoot into a total...
  • FOAMED-IN-PLACE: UREA FORMALDEHYDE.

    Aside from the controversy about health problems, this was a poor insulating material in the first place. It was initially given a high R rating, but was subsequently down graded sixty percent by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, because it tended to shrink and leave gaps in the i...
  • BASEMENTS AND CRAWL SPACES

    I love the story that Harold Orr of the National Research Council tells about basements. Years ago, a farmer went into his field, dug a hole and prayed to God that it would fill up with water for his cows. He called it a watering hole. Then a housing developer bought the farm, dug a hole o...
  • WHAT FACTORS CAN MAKE BASEMENT PROBLEMS WORSE?

    Any of the following five factors can make matters worse:-- Thermally conductive soils: Dense soils that hold water fairly well, in contact with the basement wall are asking for trouble. Clay soils are even worse in that they allow migration upward of water through capillary action, the prim...
  • WHAT FACTORS CAN MAKE BETTER BASEMENTS?

    The three fundamental cures for basement problems are: removing the water from the outside, using granular back fill or a drainage layer against the foundation wall and insulating on the outside of the basement. Any one could stop or prevent a problem, all three of them together is the bes...
  • FIVE CHOICES TO MAKE BEFORE INSULATING A BASEMENT OR CRAWL SPACE.

    You must make five decisions before insulating your basement or crawl space:-- Heated space, warmed space, or cold space?-- Interior or exterior insulation?-- Full height or partial height insulation?-- Fiberglass or rigid foam board?-- What R value?I discuss each of these decisions separately in...