Well-engineered insulation in the below-grade foundation walls and floor slabs can provide significant energy savings. Lack of insulation on below-grade projects account for up to 25% of a structures total energy loss. What separates below-grade insulation types from one another? Moisture retention, R-value stability, and compressive strength are the key performance attributes to consider when evaluating and comparing different below-grade insulations. Insulfoam’s below-grade insulation products are designed to insulate the foundation wall or slab and protect the waterproofing or damp proofing, especially during backfilling for both commercial and residential below-grade applications.
INSULGRADE R-TECH | Target: King of Prussia, PA
The Target store located in King of Prussia, PA was constructed different than most and was not built as a slab on grade. The bottom level of the building is a parking garage while the retail space is located on the second level. Target used InsulGrade R-Tech over XPS and provided a substantial cost savings while providing both long-term stable and non-degrading R-Value. Read project profile (pdf).
INSULGRADE R-TECH | APS Food & Nutrition Warehouse: Albuquerque, NM
As part of New Mexico’s Albuquerque Public Schools educational rebuild and remodel, the newly constructed Food and Nutrition Services Kitchen and Storage Warehouse has been designed with LEED certification as the end goal. Not only did R-Tech help save the concrete contractor approximately $20,000 on material costs over originally specified XPS, R-Tech offers a long-term stable R-value and qualifies for LEED points. Read project profile (pdf).