Saturday, November 14, 2009

We're getting warmer...

This week, we brought in The guys from TriCord Enterprises to insulate the walls. They offer a unique product, called air krete. Initially, we were looking into closed-cell poly-resin type insulation, but no local contractors make that product available to folks with existing construction. Then we found TriCord, Andy, and air krete. After reading about the product, I think we really lucked out, having this available to use in Portland. We are very happy with Andy and Diego's hardwork (and for helping us clean up).

The difference is obvious. The house is noticeably quieter and the furnace doesn't have to kick on every 10 minutes to maintain the temperature in the house. 

Here are some pictures: 

Diego, hard at work:

Someone else, hardly working:

These are the plugs that are removed: 

Sweet holiday cookie cutters, just in time for the holidays!

This is what it looks like afterward:


  1. This is intriguing! We are eventually going to insulation our walls, both interior and exterior. Do you happen to know how much this method cost per sq ft?

  2. It was about $1.50 per square foot. The measured the length of all the walls around the exterior of the house, then the height on the interior. It's made a big difference in sound and in heat retention.

    We asked them to do the insulation through the interior (slightly cheaper, preserved the siding, and much, much messier) but they typically remove a piece of siding, do their insulating and replace that piece. We are very happy with Andy and Diego, and with the air krete product.