EPS foam / Discussions

What insulation should you use to cover the ground GEODESIC Dome?

...EPS rigid foam insulation are both suitable for below slabs, so I think you’re best with one of those.

Posted by Vincent Warwick Oct. 1, 2020, 2:09 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How to reduce the rain noise from a metal roof?

...foam and EXP or EPS foam will not do much to dampen sound but things like cellulose, rock wool or even fibre glass will held dampen the transmission of sound. H...

Posted by Igal H Nov. 24, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Can you use Foam boards on basement walls to stop condensation?

...foam board and still be a problem? Hoping to just be able to apply foam to regulate the concrete temps and prevent inside warmer air from touching the concret...

Posted by Chad Johnson Dec. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How can I insulated the outside walls of a workshop without doing harm?

...EPS foam is in itself, pretty much a vapour barrier. This is the point where the thickness of a material becomes a very important variable. Easiest to understan...

Posted by Charley Nelson Aug. 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...EPS under floors. Walls have no insulation, siding is T-1-11 from the sixties would like to put 1 inch EPS under vinyl siding. the building is pretty well bui...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...EPS rigid foam boards or Rockwool would be a better alternative. Both are more suitable for potentially humid environments, and Rockwool in particular is made w...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Should I densepack wall cavities prior to exterior insulation?

...EPS foam. It seems to offer a slightly better R-value per inch than normal EPS. Have you heard of the Thermalbuck and Thermaltite products? Any thoughts? Hi G...

Posted by Gordon McNair April 13, 2021, 9:21 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...EPS foam acts pretty much as a type II residential vapor barrier, but I would put the vapor barrier right against the foam and do the poly on top. And as for ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which is the best basement insulation?

...EPS rigid foam, read more here – Choosing the right Rigid Insulation Panels And yes, I would say running the Rigid insulation from the bottom of the concret...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:29 a.m. Basements 1 Responses

How you vent a metal roof?

...EPS (R4) with EPS Silverboard SB-35 foam insulation (R5)? Would this be equally effective? Would it alter your recommendations for how to proceed in a manner th...

Posted by Kim jarrett July 12, 2019, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 3 Responses

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...EPS. And the moment that the switch is made, manfucturers will contact us with the news, so if you sign up as an Ecohome Member for free , you will get a notice...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...EPS panels that encapsulate probably double stud light frame steel construction. Light frame steel definitely sweats if left too close to the cold side, and wil...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...EPS & XPS Foam Insulation & Styrofoam Rockwool isn’t harmed by moisture and it lets moisture move right through it, which is a very good thing to use for an e...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

Polyiso foam board : fiber faced (white) (IKO Therm 3) or the older product, Organic faced (gray) polyiso. Both products have visible 2mm (+/-) holes in both s...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...EPS foam, there are options but EPS would be the easiest go-to, and more easily accessible, read more here about choosing the best rigid insulation for exterior...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...EPS foam would be my second choice, thicker is better for a number of reasons that are better explained here . Over that you can install a weather resistive bar...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Has anyone insulated under a swimming pool?

...foam boards under 6-7000 gallons of water to keep the ground from sucking the heat out of the pool. Haven't found anyone that has done this, would rigid foam be...

Posted by Randy Parent May 10, 2021, 8:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...EPS & XPS rigid insulation boards I have a few questions that will help us pin down the best way forward for you - How old is the home? Is there an exterior...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses