The many uses of expandable foam. It plugs gaps, insulates, and more!
To sell or not to sell? That’s the question facing Debra Kelleher with her 1977 Cape Cod in North Haven, Conn. After years of mounting problems, her dream house is becoming a bit of a nightmare. Veteran home inspector Kenny Rhodes is called in to help her make the decision.
Expanding foam is made of a unique chemical compound that comes out as pliable foam then expands and hardens. After several minutes it forms a durable and long-lasting seal.
In North Haven, Conn., the homeowner wanted to patch a water leak with expanding foam. That’s a plumbing problem and the wrong use for expanding foam. It should be used mainly to seal gaps to prevent air infiltration, and to insulate tough to reach places. Here’s the short course on foam: