1What are the acoustic properties of spray foam?
If you are looking for sound deadening, open cell foam is both better and more cost effective. As an effective air seal, Bay Seal OC eliminates the air gaps through which sound travels and is superior in controlling mid-range frequencies which include the most common sounds; the human voice, stereo music and plumbing noise. A lot of the sound waves are absorbed as they find their way through the foam.
2Will spray foam absorb water?
No! Bayseal OC is hydrophobic. If a small piece were to be placed in a bucket of water it would float, and not absorb, or wick water. If it were submerged in a bucket of water, it would become saturated, and upon removal it would dry rapidly and ;loose none of it's insulating properties. It doesn't hold water, the open cells allow the water to pass through it.
3Will open cell foam entrap moisture?
No! Bayseal OC is a breathing foam. Any moisture in the building' concrete or lumber can escape through the insulation as the building dries out, thus eliminating any risk of mold or mildew.
4Is spray foam environmentally friendly?
Yes our products are environmentally safe. There are zero ozone depleting chemicals in their manufacture. There are no solvents released into the atmosphere during its application
5Will spray foam change physically over time?
No! Spray foam is inert. Once the foam reaction is complete, you are left with an inert, cellular plastic. It will never sag, shrink, or settle.
6Do any of your products contain urea formaldehyde?
No! Modern day spray foams do not contain any urea formaldehyde in their production. They are safe for you and your family.
7Is the foam insulation corrosive to metals?
Spray foams are non-corrosive. They are neutral, neither acidic or alkaline, and therefore ideal for metal construction.
8Does spray foam support bacterial or fungal growth?
No! Spray foam does not retain water and is inert; therefore it does not support bacterial or fungal growth.
9Do insects and vermin eat spray foam insulation?
Spray foam offers no food value but it would not present a sufficient barrier to their entry if they decided to chew through it.
10What are the flammability and fire-rating characteristics?
smoke from spray foam insulation, like that of all organic materials including wood, is a complex of many gases. The major components in the smoke are carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
11Are there any electrical wiring overheating problems associated with the application of spray foam?
No! Spray foam has been fully tested and is not a concern to electrical authorites