Here at Colonial, the health and well-being of our employees and our clients is top priority to us. As the world is in protection mode, we too are making strides to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Sanitation practices throughout our locations has been ongoing and our employees suit up in brand new hazmat suits with the best respirators in the business. Any employee with a sign of fever, chills or cold is asked to stay home.
When insulating your home, the installers are now approaching clients suited up, to rest everyone’s minds at ease and continue the insulation work without worry of spreading germs. Prayers go out to everyone affected by this terrible virus and please support small business as much as possible during these difficult times.
Water in basements can be a nightmare that happens more often than you can imagine. Whether it’s a bad storm – or several – or a regular occurrence, basement water and moisture is a terrible thing. Mold, musty smells and damp walls can be a result of wet basements.
Spray Insulation can transform your basement into a quiet, dry space for your family or that extra storage you need. Creating an air seal can not only hold back water but it will save you money every month on your energy bills and make the space more comfortable in winter and summer.
Closed Cell Spray Foam
In New England, we are more prone to water and moisture problems. We recommend closed cell spray foam because it is an absolute vapor barrier, will not allow moisture to move through it, and is water resistant. An application of 2 inches, and 3 inches respectively will provide the air seal needed. If your basement is made of stone-and-mortar, closed cell polyurethane spray foam is the best type of insulation that will help with waterproofing your basement. Avoid polyethylene vapor barriers. Polyethylene should never be used in basements. It can seal in moisture leading to rot or mold.
How Much Does it Cost to Insulate a Basement with Spray Foam?
The average cost to insulate a basement with spray foam insulation can run anywhere between $1,500 and $6,000.
The size of the basement is the top factor when determining the cost to insulate the space. We will give you a free estimate for your basement waterproofing needs. We will let you know if you are a good candidate for basement spray foam. The rough estimate includes the walls, ceiling, and rim joist.
What is the Process for Installing Foam Insulation in a Basement?
The average homeowner’s basement which includes walls, ceiling and rim joist, will take four to six hours to insulate. Open cavities of the walls and areas mentioned will be sprayed. An idea situation for basement wall studs is that they are furred out about a quarter an inch to a half inch. This will allow the spray foam to get behind the stud to prevent any thermal bridging from happening. Thermal bridging – or heat bridge – is an area of a structure that develops a significantly higher heat transfer than the surrounding materials. This will cause a reduction in insulation of the structure. This bridging occurs most often in studs of exterior walls, attics, and roof structures.
You will be required to have all items in the basement moved away from the walls and covered before the crew arrives for your foam insulation installation. Any old insulation will be removed and taken away so the new foam can be applied.
The crew will then run a hose into the basement that applies the spray foam on to your ceiling, exposed wall and rim joist. Any excess foam will be cut so the drywall or paneling will not be obstructed.
What Services Should be Included When Insulating a Basement?
At Colonial Insulation, we offer FREE In-Home estimates and are here for you from start to finish with your basement waterproofing project.
- Free Estimate
- Affordable Financing Available
- Preparation and Cleanup for insulation job