Ecofoam Wall Insulation FAQ
Common questions about our wall insulation services
Can I install Ecofoam myself?
No. Ecofoam can only be installed by licensed applicators using specialised equipment.
How does Ecofoam compare to other insulation products?
Thickness for thickness, Ecofoam is by far the best option for an existing cavity wall. With an R-value of R2.9 in a 100mm stud wall, it beats the competition hands down.
Does Ecofoam have good fire properties?
Yes, Ecofoam has a class 1 Fire rating (USA) and is also tested in accordance with AS1530 part 3. Even under intense heat, the foam will not melt and fires burn more slowly through Ecofoam-filled walls.
Is Ecofoam environmentally friendly?
Yes, Ecofoam plastic foam is completely inert, non-toxic and safe. The foam will last indefinitely in a wall cavity but becomes biodegradable when disposed of in landfill.
Does Ecofoam deteriorate with age?
No, Ecofoam will last indefinitely in the wall cavity without settling or diminishing in performance.
How do you know my wall is full?
This is the most common question we get asked. Each installation technique is designed to ensure we are filling as much of your wall cavity as possible. Our installers are trained to apply the techniques that we have found work the best for each home construction type. We get as close to 100% as we can without being able to see behind your wall.
Will the installation cause a major disruption in my house?
No, Ecofoam is mostly installed from the external wall surface which means little or no disruption during the installation. In cases where the installation is done from the inside, work is typically completed within 1 day minimizing any disruption.
Is Ecofoam corrosive to metals or plastic cables?
No, Ecofoam will not corrode metal or plastic cables and pipes.
What happens when I fill the gap between the outer wall and the inner wall on a brick veneer or double brick home? Is it going to cause a problem?
No, Ecofoam has the amazing ability of being hydrophobic (i.e. repels water) while at the same time remaining breathable. This means that moisture transfer from one wall to the other is inhibited while at the same time the wall is able to breathe.
Will Ecofoam cause any damp problems?
No, Ecofoam is hydrophobic and is able to absorb only a small amount of water on the surface. Generally, dampness is improved by filling your wall with Ecofoam.