Sunday, September 18, 2011

Foaming insulation installation


DAILY  LOG September 16, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred, Bill, Mike, George, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We installed about 40% of the Housewrap on the main floor, and strapped out the walls, and installed
some SM Foam along the way. All in all a great day.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation called me back today. We had been discussing whether or not his
suppliers, BASF, would donate the spray foam insulation. They will.

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Great Northern Insulation will be donating the Spray Foam Insulation for the walls, along with the labour to install it. They will also be donating the labour to install the Roxall Insulation in the fire-separation wall, and the Blown-in Insulation in the attic (that insulation being supplied through Gift In Kind).
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Still Needed
Carpet installers
Linoleum (Sheet Goods) and Installers

Volunteers
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.
Monday, September 19 – 2 Volunteers needed to assist the plumbers and do site clean up.
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 22 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 23 –2 Volunteers needed to assist the electricians and do site clean up
Saturday, September 24 –2-4 Volunteers needed to assist the window and door installers and do site
clean up.

My Thoughts
The really great news today came from Bill Gee at Great Northern Insulation that his supplier, BASF,
would donate the Spray Foam Insulation (SFI). There is no better way to insulate a house than with SFI.
It seals up every possible air leak, and does not allow moisture to pass through it. No air movement = no
drafts, but no moisture in the wall means there is no dew point in the wall. The dew point is that place,
usually within the batt insulation where the hot and cold air meet and the moisture condenses. Over
time this causes the house to rot. SFI, on the other hand, puts the dew point outside the wall system.
This can potentially give the house 2 or 3 times its lifespan (usually about 50 years for a modern
constructed home).
Many thanks to Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation for getting the SFI free of charge, and for supplying the labour free of charge.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

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