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Re: GBlist: Masonry wall insulation
I've been looking at sprayed cellulose for its potential as a one-step
building insulation and interior finish (Can be produced with a fine
fibre texture) but I am not yet sure what all the chemicals in the mix
are. Does anyone have any information on this.
Eric D. Hart wrote:
> I am a member of a food co-op in Minneapolis that is soon going
> renovate a new space for their storefront. The building in question is a c.
> 1940 brick and tile masonry building with clear span steel trusses. The
> building was originally an ice cream factory (without many interior walls)
> and about 15 years ago, it was hacked into office suites by the owner. Our
> co-op needs to take down most of those partitions for our store so have a
> chance to gut the place as much as we need to.
> The building is relatively uninsulated and I am fairly certain there
> is very little insulation on the exterior walls of the building. So my
> question is what are some of the alternatives to foam board insulation and
> sheetrock to insulate and finish the interior of the building. An interior
> finish that is durable and doesn't need much maintenance (like plaster)
> would be nice also. We could have the existing sheet rock removed to expose
> the brick and tile and just plaster that but I need to add insulation.
> I have seen a house where the stucco mason applied lime based
> plaster directly onto rigid insulation that was put on the inside of the
> house. I'm not sure if that meets code but would be interested in pursuing
> that if it was possible. Please let me know of any other alternative
> insulation/finishing products which accomplish what we are trying to do.
> Maybe there is a product that has insulating properties and can be used as a
> base to apply interior plaster to. I did a search of the REDI database and
> found a product called
> 'Fiberiffic'. Here's part of the description found in the REDI:
> "Fiberiffic Energy System is a new patented insulation process which
> utilizes a water based latex binder with is expended into a foam and and
> combined with almost any fibers or insulation particles."
> Does anybody have experience with this product?
> Eric D. Hart
> Community Eco-design Network
> PO Box 6241
> Minneapolis, MN 55406-6241 USA
> (612) 306-2326
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