This homeowner was experiencing a significant amount of humidity in their basement. Our Building Science Expert evaluated the problem and found that using the 2-part expanding foam insulation on the rim joist and over the sill plate would be the perfect solution. This decreased the humidity in the basement and the homeowner saw immediate results. In addition to there being less humidity, the overall air leakage to the house was reduced dramatically.
This homeowner in Higganum, CT called us out to their home for help with some sound reduction. Many homes have little to no wall insulation, and this can make it very noisy from one room to another.
We got to the home to help this homeowner. First, we drill holes in the walls as pictured in the "before" photo above. Now, we can insert our Cellulose hose into the holes and dense pack from the bottom of the wall, to the top, and over to the next hole until the walls are completely dense packed! Thanks to Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this will result in drastic sound reduction, less drafts, and lower heating and cooling bills!
In the before photo you can see the drilled holes in the wall, and the after photo you can see the cellulose dense-packed into the walls before the hole is re-plugged and compounded over!
This homeowner had recently added an addition to their house and wanted to insulate it to make it into livable space.
There was no attic floor, so we started by creating a layer to blow insulation onto with our Insulweb polyethylene webbing. Once the Insulweb was in place, we secured baffles to keep ventilation to the soffit vent, marked off any electrical work with flags, and blew in our TruSoft cellulose.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this room can now be used all year round comfortably!
This room over the garage is being renovated. The homeowner wanted to be sure his home is properly insulated. One of the treatments our team did in this room was to insulate the kneewall. A kneewall is the triangular space under the sloped roof and behind the wall of the room. We installed our Foamax polyisocyanurate foam board on the exterior walls. Foamax provides superior insulation and it is flame retardant. The homeowner can rest assured the knee walls in this room are properly insulated.
End plates are at the top of every single wall in the home. The problem with end plates is there's generally a quarter inch to an inch gap left during construction of the home. This allows for air leakage which lets the cool air escape the home in the summer and warm air to escape in the winter.
When the hot air leaks into your attic in the winter, ice dams occur on your roof. Ice dams can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home!
Air sealing end plates is the first, and most important, of multiple treatments to eliminate ice damming.