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Air Krete FAQ
While it is unpleasant to admit, the energy crisis is an undeniable fact of life. We are depleting our non-renewable fossil fuels at an incredible rate. We import about 40% of our oil at exorbitant prices, and we are now faced with skyrocketing cost of natural gas. Conservation of energy is far and away the safest, cheapest and most environmentally sound way to combat the energy crisis.My house is a very well-made house and I'm sure the contractor wouldn't have forgotten to do something so important.. Right?
Not necessarily. Insulation was just not a high priority before 1978. Obviously that is not the case today. If your home was built before 1978 it is most likely that the wall insulation is inadequate. Our trained personnel will be able to help you determine the need for additional insulation.
The most important factor to remember in insulating the sidewalls of your home is that you normally have only 3.5″ to 4″ of space to insulate, so that you need a material that can do the most with that limited amount of space. That means you want the material with the highest resistance to heat flow, or R-value. There is no other product on the market that can rival air krete® in this area. You save more money.
. It’s the trapped air captured in those bubbles that do the job for you in stopping energy loss.
Yes. The method of making a lightweight “foamed cement” insulation is unique. Only air krete® dealers know how to make this exciting product, and both the process and equipment we use are protected by patent. air krete Inc . only sells their products to licensed applicators who have been thoroughly trained and are completely professional and capable of installing air krete® in your home correctly and effectively.
air krete® does not shrink or settle due to the exclusive formulation and the inherent qualities of the product. There is no equivalent insulation available.
Concrete has the unique characteristic of becoming more durable with age. Think of the Pantheon in Rome, which was build over 2,000 years ago and is still standing. Certainly, it would be fair to say that your air krete® insulation would probably last far longer than any wood in your home.But is it safe? I've heard an awful lot about different kinds of insulation causing all sorts of health problems.
One of the most exciting things about air krete® is that it uses no hazardous materials of any kind. While fiberglass can give off microscopic shards of glass, and cellulose must be carefully treated to guard against fire, air krete® is inherently safe because it is made with a type of cement. It is as safe as the masonry school your child attends or the block building you may work in.
There is no formaldehyde in air krete® in any form whatsoever. We guarantee it. Your air krete® dealer can show the independent third-party testing to prove it. This product is essentially inorganic, like cement, like a rock, like a mined mineral.
air krete® will not burn or support combustion when exposed directly to the flame of blowtorch and exhibits fire characteristics most closely associated with concrete. There is no other insulation material which can boast of such excellent fire resistance.
Quite likely. A properly insulated home with safe, effective air krete® would be a valuable benefit in the future. Lower utility bills are always an attractive feature to a buyer.
Very likely, we will be able to insulate your home in just a couple of days, depending of course on the size of your home. Our professional crews are trained to treat your home with the utmost respect and care while causing you the least inconvenience possible.
Absolutely. Insulation is your walls is like money in the bank. In a way you are paying for the air krete® insulation right now. with higher fuel bills. Investing in air krete® makes good sense both from the point of view of money saved on energy bills and the standpoint of increased comfort. You can’t do better than with air krete®
Air Krete Benefits
1. air krete® Insulation sample was resistant to mold growth at both 75% and 95% relative humidities. Neither molds were found to amplify in the materials at either humidity.
2. air krete®, over time, maintains a very high insulation value. (R = 3.9 at 2.07 lbs/ft3)
3. air krete® seals very effectively around the edges from infiltrating air.
4. air krete® does not expand, shrink or settle and is 100% cavity filling. It fills around and behind any obstructions and crevices. ( Dimensional stability- ASTM C 951: zero shrinkage)
5. air krete® does not inflict damage to environment or man. Material is non-toxic, does not create any ozone-depleting CFC’s and does not contain any formaldehyde or carcinogenic fibers.
6. air krete® does not burn and does not release any smoke and is also used as fire-stop material. ( ASTM E 84: 0- flame spread, 0- fuel contribution, 0- smoke-Test extended to 30 minutes with no further flame progression)
7. air krete® has a de-oiling effect and deters any rodents or insects.
8. air krete® is fully recyclable and can be used to enrich soil.
9. air krete® is very flexible and adaptable in its use in wall, roof and ceiling cavities in new or old construction.
10. air krete® is very cost-effective.
11. air krete® has the ability to absorb moisture without loss of insulation value. It therefore tempers and regulates indoor air humidity and enhances healthy and comfortable air quality.
12. air krete® is also a soundproofing material and used very effectively in interior sound partitions. In encasing plumbing pipes, water noises are very effectively reduced.
13. Because air krete® is Magnesium Oxide (MGO), a refractory cement it is ideal for high temperature applications.
Air Krete Applications
- Removal of siding, drill 2 9/16″ holes, insert hose to bottom of cavity and fill.
- Hand forming air krete behind infiltration barrier
- Brick Curtain Wall
- Filling Block-Picture Attached.
- New Block
- New Frame
- Retrofit Block
New Mold Test
A MICROBIAL RESISTANCE EVALUATION OF INDOOR MATERIALS air krete® INSULATION SAMPLE prepared for air krete®
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS) is pleased to present the results of its microbial resistance evaluation of air krete’s indoor material identified as ” air krete® Insulation Sample”. AQS conducted this study using a microbial test protocol following the requirements of ASTM Guideline D 6329-98 (1). This ASTM method is established to study indoor materials for their ability to support mold growth. Testing of the indoor material was conducted using static environmental chambers operating at 75% humidity (considered a *high normal” for indoor commercial spaces) and 95% humidity (considered an extreme moisture condition within buildings). Air Krete’s indoor material was inoculated with two representative indoor molds, Stachvbotrvs chartarum and Eurotium amstelodami, and growth rates were measured over a three-week period as the materials were exposed in the two humidity environments. Mold growth is considered significant if it exceeds 20% of the initial baseline levels. Test methodology and results are given in the attached summary reports.
Results show that the ” air krete® Insulation Sample” was resistant to mold growth at both 75% and 95% relative humidities. Neither molds were found to amplify in the materials at either humidity.
Air Krete Reviews
“air krete® carries our highest environmental recommendations.” Environmental Products Guide 1995 Edition Published by E2 Los Angeles, California
Recommended products: “air krete®”. Guide to Resource Efficient Building Elements 1995 Edition Published by the Center for Resourceful Building Technology
“Material: fiberglass insulation. Problem: Glass wool dust is a possible carcinogen, phenol formaldehyde resin binder. Excellent alternative: air krete®, a non-toxic cementitious foam.” Progressive Architecture March 1991 page 60
“Insulation – Alternative: air krete®.” The Healthy Home Linda Mason Hunter page 145
Fine Homebuilding Spring 1992 page 68
“air krete® cementitious foam has some characteristics that make it stand distinctly apart from the crowd.” Fine Homebuilding October/November 1989 page 39
“It was no surprise that air krete® showed up best.” Environ-A Magazine for Ecological Living & Health Issue 11 page 14 Comparing the insulation:
USA Today Newspaper March 15, 1991 page 48
Recommended product “air krete®” Environmental by Design By David Roussoe
air krete® has been endorsed by the National Park Service and is listed on their database of Environmentally Sustainable Products.
Three of the four lecturers of the National Association of Home Builders Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, January, 1992 recommended using air krete® for insulation during the “Healthy House” symposium.
“air krete’s winning combination of high R-value, resistance to fire and vermin, and the ability as a foam to seal all cavities effectively sold us on the material.” Solar Today May – June 1993 page 19
Foamed in Place Insulation – air krete® synthetics. Sustainable Design Resource Guide 1995 Edition Published by AIA Denver Environmental Committee Division 07
“The insulation made from glass or air krete® are probably better choices than those of synthetics.” The Healthy House John Bower page 222
The National Audubon Society headquarters used air krete® for insulation. In Business May-June 1992
“Avoid fiberglass batts. Recommended: air krete®.” Healthful House Clint Good AIA with Debra Lynn Dadd 17200 Insulation
“Manufacturers: air krete®” Non-Toxic, Natural, & Earthwise Debra Lynn Dadd page 35
“Resources: air krete® foamed in place insulation.” The Natural House Book David Pearson page 273
“air krete®-some synthetics are safer.” East West Magazine September 1989 page 44
New York Times Newspaper January 12, 1992 Architect Paul Bierman Lytle of Environmental Outfitters uses air krete® for insulation.
Air Krete Tesimonials
“Thank you to you and your men for all the hard work it took to bring this house from “cold and dreary” to “warm and cheery”! Irene & Chris Martin, Berwyn, IL
“You guys made the house too warm!” We’re still bundling up and haven’t learned yet that we don’t need to wear heavy sweaters and slippers. Thanks for moving so quickly on this! Dan Crane, Oak Park, IL
“Your detailed application and outstanding product has paid off in a significant reduction in my monthly contribution to the gas company.” Scott and Valerie Sipiora, Oak Park, IL
“We’ve removed the space heater from our daughter’s room!” Ken and Linda Rogel, Oak Park, IL
“What a difference, you have transformed my house!” “Siding for the curb appeal and Air Krete Insulation for the warmth has transformed my house to the warm, cozy home I have always wanted.” “I can’t wait to tell my neighbors.” Babie Lomax, Lombard, IL