UNDERSTANDING THERMAL MASS
A Thermal 3Ht Insulation is ideal for concrete floors/slabs. Its density (thermal mass), allows concrete to store large amounts of heat for long periods of time. Because heat always migrates to cold, when a concrete slab is not insulated it continually loses heat to the cooler ground. This loss of heat leads to cold floors and uneven temperatures throughout the building.
- Thermal 3Ht Insulation under concrete eliminates two major problems.
Concrete slabs are like sponges. They are able to wick or draw moisture from the ground into the floor and ultimately into the building. This moisture can accumulate on top of the concrete surface, resulting in loosening of paint, buckling of wood or broken tile floors. Moisture absorbed by a concrete slab can account for as much as 10 gallons of water in a 2000 sq. ft. building. Imagine pouring 10 gallons of water on your concrete floor?
- Moisture also leads to mold and mildew problems. Health issues related to mold and mildew are well documented and are major contributors to poor health, disease and chronic illnesses.
A Thermal 3Ht Insulation is flexible, durable and easy to install. Because Thermal 3Ht Insulation is available in rolls it installs in about half the time of conventional foam board Insulation. The roll seams are easily taped and once sealed Thermal 3Ht Insulation becomes an effective insulated blanket that is virtually impervious to moisture, stops air infiltration and reflects radiant heat back to its source.
When it comes to creating buildings that are comfortable and healthy to live and work in, along with being energy efficient….there is no better choice than Thermal 3Ht Insulation.