Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Basement Spray Foam

Posted by mjs370 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 16:44

I am going to be having my basement finished and want to use spray foam o the walls. When is the best time to do the spray foam? Before anything is done or after the framing is done? Or is some other time best? Thanks in advance.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Basement Spray Foam

Applicators tell me it doesn't matter. But I prefer to have it sprayed on before the framing so there's no impediments to an even application.

However, the home shouldn't be occupied till all obvious gas fumes have dissipated.

The spray doesn't provide better results than foam board but is faster. However, it's a lot more expensive than if you diy with foamboard or can find capable labour to do it. And there's always the lingering doubt over safety.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spray Foam Insulation: Poisonous Fumes?

This post was edited by worthy on Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 19:10


 o
RE: Basement Spray Foam

+1

Consider rigid board. Less off-gassing, cheaper, etc.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here