Icynene® provides a Durable Home
90% of all building failures are moisture related and 90 times more moisture enters a typical home via air leakage (moisture laden air entering a home through numerous small air leaks) than through vapor diffusion (the slow process of water molecules actually passing through permeable building materials-the process which a "vapor barrier" is designed to control).
We all understand the importance of preventing liquid water from entering a home through proper flashing at key areas such as chimneys, windows, and roof valleys, but until we had the ability to use a spray applied material, such as Icynene, to seal the entire envelope of a home, it was virtually impossible to adequately control airborne water vapor (humidity). Studies have shown that during a single heating season over seven gallons of water can enter a home through the air leakage of a single electrical outlet. This moisture can accumulate behind the sheetrock, cabinets, mirrors, and baseboards causing unseen mold growth and deterioration.
Icynene creates a very tight building envelope that gives us complete control over the air entering and leaving a home. That means we can bring in the right amount of fresh air needed to maintain good indoor air quality and control where that air comes from, how much moisture it contains, and where we distribute it.
||Production Home. Suffering from asthma the homeowners decided to use The Icynene Foam Insulation System to provide a healthier living environment. This project is a 3,100 sq. ft. production home. After moving in the homeowner enjoyed a 50% reduction in maintenance medication in addition to having one of the lowest electric bills on the street despite having a pool. What a fun way to spend the you save by building a pool.