The facility is put together modularly,
with the 30’ by 15’ wall panels being
built offsite, then installed onsite
and filled with 2” of closed cell foam
in the interstitial wall cavities; Inset:
The applicator installed two inches of
closed-cell foam to the wall cavities
and seams between panels in order
to maintain a seamless air barrier.
The temperatures at night fell to around
- 6°C ( 21°F), and the condensation and
frost that formed on the studs and wallboard at night made it useless to try and
spray. If one were to try and spray with
the moisture present on the substrate,
this would lead to popping of the foam,
in which case the foam would need to be
removed and reapplied. This would result
in wasted time and materials.
In the morning, the spray crew would
wipe down the substrate to remove
moisture before spraying. Having to wait
caused the project to take extra time, but
it was worth it in order to make sure the
job was done right.
Spraying the entire 59,900-square-foot.
building took five months, on and off,
and used 30,000 lbs. of closed-cell foam.
The facility is scheduled to be ready for
move-in during the Summer of 2016.
Optimum living comfort was at the top
of the building owner’s goals. However,
it was also important that the new build-
ing be extremely energy efficient, in
order to offset the rising costs of
heating and cooling. Just as significant
was the clean and healthier environ-
ment provided by spray foam insula-
tion’s seamless air barrier. The choice of
spray foam insulation will help create
an atmosphere free from airborne pol-
lutants, allergens, and dust. Residents
will be able to enjoy their golden years
in comfort, without the detrimental
effects of poor indoor air quality. Fur-
thermore, the building owner would be
able to save up to 40% on their energy
Smart Choice Spray Foam & Coatings, Inc. is one of the most experienced spray foam contractors in
the Edmonton, Alberta area. Smart
Choice is actively involved in the spray
foam projects, providing a higher level
of quality control for product installation and meeting scheduling deadlines.
Smart Choice only sprays the top
performing products on the market,
For more information on Smart Choice,
please visit www.smartchoicesprayfoam.
The Quik-Shield brand is owned and operated by SWD Urethane (
www.swdure-thane.com) and represents over 40 years
of spray foam experience in the construction industry. SWD Urethane is one of
the most innovative system houses in the
spray polyurethane/polyurea marketplace
and is committed to developing meaningful solutions.