CMU Block Insulation
Save energy with less hassle. Typical CMU block constructed buildings tend to be left uninsulated due to the inferior quality of insulation on the market for the CMU block construction. For many years these building where left uninsulated and cause for serious energy loss through walls. With new chemical engineering spray foam can be injected the from interior or exterior after all of the block has been laid. With foams expanding qualities every single void will be filled and insulated.
Spray Foam With Cinder Block:
With specially formulated open cell foam for block buildings, we can inject fill into all cavities to greatly decrease energy loss. Other block fill insulation – such as loose-fill – all have one thing in
common: They settle over time. This leaves many pockets within the entire wall system that are uninsulated.
Any energy gains made directly after application are soon lost. When climate-controlled air is a must, these pockets in the concrete block walls may affect operations within the facility. When using foam insulation within the hollow core concrete masonry wall, settling isn’t an issue. The core fills and stays filled.
With the formulated foam that we use, the foam will be injected into dime-sized holes with a high-pressure machine. Then with a slower than normal reaction time, it runs down into all voids and cracks, where it expands into every contour. Next, all holes will be cleaned and grouted. The entire process can cover hundreds of square feet in one day.
An added advantage of the expanding foam is to re-fortify the interior of the masonry unit if any mortar has become dislodged. Not only will the walls keep the interior of your plant at a consistent temperature, but it will also add more stability to the structure.
Design With Function
Spray foam is the best alternative insulation for block buildings due the fact that the insulation comes after all of the masonry is done. The injection of an expanding product means that it will only need a hole that is 3/8 in diameter inside of the grout line. This means that the exterior or interior can be used to insulate the the masonry building.
Using this method to insulate a CMU block building gives us the ability to make a block building sealed while keeping the design the same. This method has been used on both large and small block buildings with amazing results. With the added insulation the buildings holes will also get sealed making an air barrier. This is commonly done for buildings that are intended to hold temperature sensitive materials, offices, mechanical rooms and storage facilities.
Work With Experience
In addition to retrofitting existing buildings, Spray On Foam also adds insulation to new construction masonry walls. However, just like any other construction project, it’s important to work with experience. Although we make it look easy, a lot goes into the planning, preparation, and application of the foam.
Since 1973, we have been helping customers insulate the concrete block facilities, steel-reinforced plants, and other industrial or commercial buildings with both open and closed-cell insulation. Whether it’s creating a controlled environment, adding fire-proofing to an existing building, or performing asbestos abatement on holding tanks, our experience ensures decades-long protection.
For more information on our processes and products, feel free to reach out. Or fill out the estimate form to tell us more about your upcoming project. We’re more than happy to discuss how Spray On Foam can improve your structure.