Exterior Foundation Insulation

While roofs play a significant role in a house that protects the interior of the home from all of the outside elements, it isn’t the only thing that keeps you safe. The very foundation of your home supports the roof and everything else around you. It bears the weight and keeps your home safe. When you don’t have a solid base underneath your home, it could end up causing some serious damage to your home down the line. It is a thing you need to get right during the construction phase of the property because once done; it is hard to fix.

If you are involved in the construction process of a home, perhaps you need to think about exterior foundation insulation and other such foundation insulation products offered by reliable manufacturers like Insulapak. With Insulapack’s reliable foundation wrap, your home will stay warm, even during the harsh winters of Canada and US, and will save you a ton of money when it comes to your heating bills. That being said, it can only happen through experienced professionals in the industry like Insulapack.

Here are some of the properties of Insulapack’s foundation insulation products:

  • Concrete Foundation Insulation, also known as Foundation Wrap
  • High-density foil-bubble wrap with increased Poly thickness to 6mm increases strength to resist compression
  • ½ inch thickness ≈ R5.4 (layered to your desired R-value)
  • Made of plastic (poly) that does not absorb water
  • It consists of continuous channels to allow moisture and water to flow downwards into the ground or weeping tiles, leaving a dry foundation surface.
  • Provides insulation to the concrete surface
  • Provides continuous and seamless covering up to 750 feet long
  • Width of roll up to 48 inches
  • Very lightweight – a roll can be handled very easily by one person

Here are some of the applications of Insulapack’s Foundation Wrap:

  • Install Insulapack foil-bubble foundation wrap insulation the same as any other foundation wrap
  • Use an adhesive or insert concrete fasteners through the foil-bubble wrap
  • The adhesive should not fill gaps between the bubbles (drainage path)
  • Bubbles go directly against the wall; foil goes to the outside
  • Extra thick 6mm poly bubble skin prevents bubbles from popping due to pressure
  • Proper drainage around footing needs to be in place to accept water as it drains
  • Sealing the top will prevent soil from getting in but does not have to be watertight

Would you like to learn more about Insulapack’s foundation insulation wrap services? Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exterior foundation insulation can last for many years, depending on the type of material used. Exterior foundation insulation is designed to provide a continuous barrier against heat loss in the winter and keep cool air from escaping during the summer months. Exterior foundation insulation can be made from a variety of materials, such as spray foam, rigid foam, and mineral wool.

No, exterior foundation insulation materials will not be chemically attacked by damp-proofing. Foundation insulation products are designed to be resistant to water and other elements such as UV radiation or extreme temperatures that can degrade the insulating material. The chemical makeup of these products is based on a specially formulated combination of resins, fibers, and other compounds that are designed to be resistant to water and other agents.

Exterior foundation insulation is the most commonly used type of insulation for foundations. It works by creating a thermal barrier between the soil and the building, preventing heat from entering or leaving. Exterior foundation insulation typically comes in two forms: rigid foam board insulation and spray foam insulation.

Foundation insulation products are designed to provide a layer of protection between the exterior foundation and the elements. Foundation insulation products can help reduce energy costs by keeping your home comfortable throughout the year, while also protecting it from moisture and other damage. Foundation insulation is available in various materials such as fiberglass, foam board, rigid foam, mineral wool, and spray foam.

No, foundation insulation products help to reduce the risk of termite entry by creating an air gap between your home and the surrounding soil, making it difficult for termites to access the foundation. Foundation insulation can be a powerful tool in protecting your home from unwanted pests, including termites. With proper installation and maintenance, you can rest assured that your home is well-protected.

When it comes to insulating a foundation, the choice of whether to insulate inside or outside depends on the type and size of your home. If you have a large home with an unfinished basement, then it often makes sense to insulate the outside of the foundation. For a smaller home with finished walls and floors, insulating the inside of the foundation is often the best option. This can prevent heat loss while also making your home more comfortable.

Yes, insulating the outside of your home can be a great way to increase its energy efficiency. Exterior foundation insulation is one such option that can help reduce utility bills and make your home more comfortable. Exterior foundation insulation works by preventing heat from escaping through the walls, floors, and ceilings of your home.

Exterior foundation insulation is a key component of an efficient home. It works by trapping warm air in the walls and preventing cold air from entering the home. Exterior foundation insulation can be installed on both above and below grade walls, and can be either foam or mineral wool boards applied to the exterior surface of the wall.

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