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High-R Foundation Insulation =
High-Efficiency or Ultra-Efficient Foundation Insulation

Alternate Terms

High-Efficiency or Ultra-Efficient Foundation Insulation
Enhanced Quiet Foundation Insulation
Advanced Foundation Insulation
Enhanced Comfort Foundation Insulation
Technical Description: 

An uninsulated foundation can cause heat loss, uncomfortably cold floors, and higher heating bills. High-efficiency and ultra-efficient foundation insulation combats potential heat loss with properly installed foundation insulation to retain heat in the basement, crawlspace, or floor slab. High-efficiency insulation meets or exceeds the levels required by the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC); ultra-efficient insulation provides 50% more insulation than the 2009 IECC requires. High-efficiency and ultra-efficient floor insulation systems include slab floors that are installed with rigid foam or spray foam under the entire slab and rigid foam around the edges of the slab, or crawlspaces or basements made with insulated concrete foam (ICF) blocks, or insulated along the interior or exterior of the foundation walls with rigid foam.

High-Efficiency or Ultra-Efficient Foundation Insulation
Sales Message
High-efficiency foundation insulation helps provide added thermal protection. What this means to you is less wasted energy along with enhanced comfort and quiet. Knowing there is one opportunity to optimize performance during construction, wouldn’t you agree it’s a great opportunity to meet or exceed future codes?