In-Situ Performance Evaluation of Exterior Insulation Basement Systems (EIBS) - Spray Polyurethane Foam: Summary Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-820
Physical description16 p.
SubjectCellular plastics (plastic foam); Basements and foundations; Foam
AbstractExterior basement insulation performs many functions. It not only provides thermal resistance between the soil and the interior, it also protects the structure from a challenging environment (e.g. moisture from wet soils, heaving and adhering soils due to frost action). It provides a means of water management at the interface of the soil and insulation, while promoting drying out of the structure. In this context, it is important to set performance parameters for setting appropriate materials. The Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association established a joint research project with the Institute for Research in Construction to assess the in-situ thermal performance of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) applied to the exterior of a basement.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible in français: Rapport sommaire sur l'évaluation de la performance en service d'un système d'isolation des sous-sols par l'extérieur - Mousse de polyuréthane pulvérisée
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-14000
NPARC number20378856
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Record identifierdabe3039-a6d5-40d4-b1e4-2754c7d9025d
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-07-05
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