AirKrete is very easy to work through. However, any work done in finished AirKrete will damage it and decrease its performance.
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.
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.
AirKrete is manufactured on-site from raw materials. The unique essential ingredients come from the AirKrete, Inc. in Weedsport, NY.
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!
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.
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.
The R-value is 4 per inch.
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.
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.
Yes. These homes all may be insulated with AirKrete foam.
Yes. With an impressive STC-53 (Sound Transmission Class rating), AirKrete is one of the best sound insulators on the market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AirKrete does not support mold growth. It is a form of concrete and has no food source for mold.
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.