Category Archives: Perimeter & Below-Grade Insulation

Burning Characteristics of Common Insulation Materials

By: Tamara Middleton, Sales Representative – Architectural Products ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Material compares the burning behavior of a material with that of a select grade red oak.  This test involves a sample … Continue reading

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ACH Foam Technologies Solves the Rigid Insulation Water Absorption Equation

By: John Cowan, Regional Sales Manager There are several things I think we can all agree upon about rigid insulation. Performance in the field is more important than laboratory results. Stability and long-term performance of R-Values outweighs the published R-Value … Continue reading

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The EPS vs XPS Moisture Resistance & Permeability Conversation

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative Hey John, when you’re right, you ARE right! To expand a little on your below-grade insulation performance conversation, I’d like to add a couple points. First, the ASTM C272 quality control testing for extruded polystyrene … Continue reading

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The Best Below-Grade Rigid Foam Available Today!

By: John Myers, Sales Representative For many years now the market place for below-grade insulation has assumed XPS is the product to use. However, a recent update to the 40 year old test data has just proven that EPS and … Continue reading

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Specifications – Are they important?

By: Dale Mullikin, Regional Sales Manger Architects, engineers, and contractors all agree that specifications are really important. Specifications are written by architects and engineers to make sure the project is built with appropriate materials and provide details for specific use … Continue reading

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