Having decided to build a quonset hut and then turn it into a "Hobbit House", I knew that I wanted it sealed as good as possible and turned to spray foam to ensure a leak free structure. It Worked! I have included pics of the completed "Hobbit House". It has been three years since it was covered with dirt and has been through some VERY cold and snowy winters and wet springs (we live in the mountains of Western Maryland). NO leaks and it can be heated with a candle! Hope you enjoy the pics.
The application of the foam was almost ludicrously simple. Two of us were quite experienced in the use of airless paint sprayer, but even if we had not been, a ten year old could have sprayed the building. We did make sure that we acquired (borrowed) really good HEPA filtered masks and used blowers (really big fans that we rented) to solidly vent the building while we were putting that amount of spray onto not only the interior wall surfaces but also the ceilings in the cellar and between the first and second floors. We had enough left so we also "soundproofed" the Director's office interior walls for confidentiality...
The HVAC person we use has looked at completed job and stated that any insulation issues with our HVAC duct work have been eliminated forever. The product not only is a permanent solution for insulating HVAC duct, the sealing abilties are hard to beat.
I am 52, and my son and I are doing this project ourselves. It didn't take us any time at all. It was really easy. I did most of the spraying. My son did a little. It's a great product. Anybody can do it if I can! Here is a short video:
The barn apartment...This stuff is fantastic in a metal building! Seals it up tight and minimizes the noise from rain and heat expansion down to nothing. There is a 20 degree temp from in here and the rest of the 2000 sq ft barn. It really works! Here is a shot from the outside of the barn apartment. Another note: besides insulation, noise, and vapor barrier, this stuff also adds a ton of structural integrity!
My project is done. I didn't take pictures but I did enjoy using the product. I was nervous with messing things up and wasting a lot of my hard earned money. The second I started spraying "This is a peace of cake". I feel the website calculator was right on target for the amount of product I needed. I instantly realized the difference in temperature of my basement. Nice and cozy. I was able to spray 1200 sq feet in 3 hours. Try doing 1200 sq feet in 3 hours with standard batting insulation.
Are you kidding me!!!! That stuff rules! This will make you laugh. I live on the water in Rhode Island. Our house is a 980 square foot bungalow. No basement, just a very small crawl space and NO INSULATION under the house! Even worse, Only the original sub flooring is there from 1915. In between some of the planks you can see light from outside. I always ask contractors what to do, but they wouldn't touch it. That is because half of the house has dirt right up to and even up in between the floor joists. It is as if the builder plopped it right down on the ground.
Well, I climbed under there and dug the whole thing out myself. I lost about ten pounds in 2 long weekends. Then, it was even more cold! It had a better air flow (convection). By the grace of God I found your company! The best product for insulation ever invented- simple as that. I ordered the medium canisters (closed cell). The ones about the size of grill propane tank. I blew about 4 inches in some spots and 6 inches in others, but I ran out! It was too cold outside to finish the job (late October), so we went through the winter almost finished. From inside the house you could feel exactly where I ran out. Most of the floor was warm and one inch over cold as ice. That product is amazing! I am waiting for my next paycheck to order the next kit. I will finish it off this year.
I was searching for a product that would "seal" in my front porch so that I would not have to re-do the project again later. That's when I came across your website, by a search I did online. Your website is very informative and is what made me decide to even try your product!
When I received your product, I was a little overwhelmed but once I watched your videos again, it made me realize that anybody can do this!! The actual process of spraying the product is simple and easy; and it is super fast, too. I have seen a major difference in the temperature of the room I insulated and I am thrilled, to say the least! I am glad I came across this product and I have already referred friends and family to you. It is absolutely THE easiest, best, and most affordable way to insulate your home on your own without having to pay labor costs to somebody else. Just give it a try and you will NOT be disappointed!
My husband put up foam in about 3/4s of the attic. And, after all the snow and cold, we had no ice dams, no icicles on most of the roof, except for the ⅛ of the roof that didn’t get the foam. There was a nice snow cover that slowly melted. He was really pleased. He’s waiting for the spring to finish off the rest of the attic and make it deeper. He looked rather like a Martian when he sprayed the foam (photo attached), but we (he especially) are very pleased with the results!
The foam it green kit was easy to use. I am 5'3 and I didn't have any trouble at all. I spray's on easily and hardens quickly just as stated. We live in Northern Wisconsin and last year most of our winter temps were below zero. We always noticed our kitchen cabinets were cold, but last year we could have used them as a refrigerator. We had pink paper back insulation in our basement, but it just didn't do the job. We already noticed this summer that it was cooler in the house, no heat coming in and we're hoping this winter it will keep out the cold.
Hope you don't mind a photo attachment--does a better job of explaining what I was doing than text. I recently moved in with my girlfriend, and I needed to eke out a place to store my tools in her damp rubble stone foundation basement. The water issues were just dampness and mustiness (as opposed to bulk rain water coming through the walls), so I figured it would be sufficient to apply a layer of closed cell spray foam to the walls for moisture and condensation control.
The floor, FYI, is 2" extruded polystyrene with seams taped, and a layer of either cement board (Wonderboard) or fiber cement board (Hardie Tile Backer) as a walking surface. I prefer those materials to plywood, because (a) it "flops" down instead of curling up, and (b) if it gets wet, who cares? FYI, I like fiber cement board a lot more, but it is more difficult to cut around obstructions.
I would have loved to spray the wall all the way up, but I ran out of foam before I get that far up the wall--the below grade stuff was the top priority.
Yes, I know that I should have painted the wall with intumescent paint, but it was a higher priority to me to get moved out of my old apartment at the end of my lease.
This has been up and running August--so far so good! Also, I helped a friend do the same thing in their basement in New Hampshire (a finished basement room) almost a year ago, and they're all good.
My project is complete now. Beings as it was all new to me is was definitely an adventure. Once I got going with it everything went well. I used it for an overhead project in our "man cave". I pulled out all of the ceiling drywall, approximately 750 sq ft and left the exposed attic flooring and rafters then used your product to fill in between the rafters. It looks really good and provides us sound proofing as well as insulation. Thank you for all of your tips and help!
Just a note to report my complete satisfaction with the two component closed cell foam kit. I pulled down a wall next to a door in an entry that was drafty and cold. I cleaned away the cob webs, old insulation and dirt and applied the foam in the two bays containing the door as well as around the door jamb itself. I filled the space and then trimmed away a little extra to get the foam flat with the studs. I kept the area “open” for about a week before placing the wallboard. There was no shrinkage or other issue and the foam completely sealed and insulated the wall from air infiltration and cold. It worked great and I plan to target other areas to gradually improve the general thermal performance of my home.
Cannot believe how warm (and USEABLE) my basement has become. It's been great having this space back through the winter months. Thanks to the new insulation added, the little bathroom in-floor heat (set at 70) has been enough to keep my entire basement comfortable.
I'm very happy I tackled my fear and did it - Just sorry I didn't do it earlier.
I finished my little project last Thursday and I will tell you that your "Foam it Green" insulation was a LOT easier to apply than I was expecting. The application went very fast... I'm very impressed with your product. The hardest thing about the project was getting my body in and around in the crawl area. I'll be ready to tackle the basement perimeter sill soon and It will be a piece of cake... I'll be standing up on this one. I will be putting in my order soon.
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