What is AirKrete wall foam?
It is cement-based insulation that can be injected into a wall through a hole. It conforms to surfaces and fills all cavities, crevices and voids. It hardens almost immediately into a super-dense plastic that does not expand.
What is AirKrete wall foam like? AirKrete comes out of the machine with a consistency like shaving cream. It is pumped into wall cavities using air pressure. The wet foam completely fills the cavity and when the foam dries, it is a perfectly formed block of insulation. Finished AirKrete is very light and fragile. Because it is used only inside cavities, these properties make it the perfect insulation material.
What if work needs to be done in walls with AirKrete?
AirKrete is very easy to work through. However, any work done in finished AirKrete will damage it and decrease its performance.
Where is AirKrete made?
AirKrete is manufactured on-site from raw materials. The unique essential ingredients come from the AirKrete, Inc. in Weedsport, NY.
What is AirKrete made from?
AirKrete insulation a mineral-based foam. The primary ingredients are Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Chloride, and Ceramic Talc. These are natural ingredients, and you can actually EAT the final product--although it doesn't taste very good!
Is AirKrete toxic? Does it emit toxic gases during installation or when subjected to high temperatures?
No. AirKrete is basically cement that has been blown into a foam and dried. Like any other kind of rock or mineral, it doesn't burn.
Is AirKrete a urea formaldehyde-based foam?
No. AirKrete is an entirely different material that is MINERAL based, not plastic. This foam is a type of concrete froth, not a plastic foam.
What is the R-value of AirKrete insulation?
The R-value is 4 per inch.
How does AirKrete compare to cellulose?
• AirKrete R-values are 25% higher than the best dense-packed cellulose.
• Cellulose is air-blown which results in gaps behind plumbing and other stuff in the wall.
• Cellulose is a fine-particle wood product. These particles tend to decompose over time.
• Cellulose may settle over time leaving insulation gaps. AirKrete lasts the lifetime of the house.
• Cellulose cannot be added into walls with existing fiberglass or old cellulose insulation.
• Cellulose easily absorbs moisture and will support mold growth. AirKrete is concrete and does not support mold growth.
How is foam superior to fiberglass insulation (the pink stuff)?
• Fiberglass does not stop air movement. AirKrete stops air leaks and convection in your walls.
• Fiberglass has a poor heat and air transfer rate compared to AirKrete. A big part of what keeps your A/C or heater running overtime is heat and air transfer through your walls.
• Fiberglass must be perfectly installed to achieve its R-value, which is never the case. AirKrete is injected foam and creates a perfect fit every time. • Fiberglass is more expensive because of all the energy it wastes.
• Fiberglass insulation can retain large amounts of moisture and supports mold growth.
Can AirKrete foam be added to walls with existing fiberglass or cellulose insulation?
Yes. Injected AirKrete compresses fiberglass insulation and greatly increases the R factor of your wall. Cellulose tends to settle in time and AirKrete fills in and around the existing insulation providing better complete protection from outside temperatures.
Can AirKrete Wall Foam be inserted into walls of every type of home?
AirKrete can be injected into any wall cavity. Block, stucco, and brick walls are drilled and patched to match. Virtually any home can be insulated either from the exterior or the interior walls. Our FREE in-home estimate will consider the best way to insulate your home.
What about mobile homes, RV’s and manufactured homes? Yes. These homes all may be insulated with AirKrete foam.
Does AirKrete provide soundproofing?
Yes. With an impressive STC-53 (Sound Transmission Class rating), AirKrete is one of the best sound insulators on the market.
Does AirKrete Wall Foam expand after it is installed?
No. Unlike polyurethane which expands anywhere from 20 to 100 times its original liquid volume, AirKrete is totally expanded once it leaves the installation equipment. No further expansion occurs after it has been installed. The foam is the consistency of shaving cream and hardens once it is in the wall. This is why it is safe to inject AirKrete into a wall cavity.
How much can I expect to save on energy bills after AirKrete wall foam is installed?
This varies based on usage. Customers typically save between 25% and 50% on home heating and cooling bills in the first full year after installation.
Is AirKrete Wall Foam flammable?
No. AirKrete is a formulation of concrete that is 99% air. Concrete simply does not burn. Walls and attics filled with AirKrete do not burn.
Will this damage my walls?
AirKrete is the most safe material that can be injected into your walls. Unlike polyurethane foam, it does not expand AFTER coming out of the machine. The installer cuts a hole in the wall and can see and hear when the cavity is full.
Can AirKrete leak out an existing hole in my wall?
Not after the installation is complete. During installation, the product will find and fill any wall openings. AirKrete becomes a solid within seconds of installation and becomes part of your wall system.
Is AirKrete edible for rats or other vermin?
No. AirKrete destroys rodents and insects. It is made from Magnesium Oxide cement, which dries out skin and destroys the exoskeleton of insects. Walls and attics with AirKrete are pest-free.
Does AirKrete promote mold growth in the walls?
AirKrete does not support mold growth. It is a form of concrete and has no food source for mold.
Why don't more contractors offer foam?
AirKrete is a popular premium insulation product in many states with a cold climate. It seems that only recently have become interested in high-end insulation, due to increased energy costs and extreme weather. Equipment for manufacturing and installing AirKrete is expensive, which limits the number of Contractors who offer this product.