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Old 05-15-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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Anyone ever get their basement spray foamed?

I just got an estimate done, I don't have the price yet but I'm debating on if I want to go with my original plan of laying ridgid foam and doing it myself, or go with these guys (depends on price). Just curious if anyone has ever gotten it done before and whether or not it is good.

I will most likely get them to do at least the rim joists if the price is decent.

Was watching videos on it and it looks quite promising.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:46 AM   #2
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I had the rim joists done with one kind of foam and the entire house done with another kind and I'm delighted with the result. Yes it was expensive but after the first winter I know I will recover my investment in five years. The comfort and quietness are an additional bonus. If you'd care to have a look, I have documented the whole process on my website,

Good luck with your project!

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P.S. You may still qualify for a grant -- worth looking into.

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spray foam

Re the energy grants, if you are already registered for a federal rebate and have an extension to March 2011 you are in luck, you can qualify for matching grants, provincial and federal, otherwise the federal program is now closed but Ontario has its own, matching plan.
The foam quotes I got via phone were all a minimum of $700 to show up although the rim joist portion seemed to average about $400 in my case, 2 x10 approx 140 ft of wall, so I opted for Roxul R30, sealed the cavities with foam and got the maximum matching rebate, net cost about $1.50 per foot before rebates, but I actually made money on the rim joist rebates...
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