in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie
Foundation insulation is key part of an overall strategy to turn your Eau Claire area home into an energy efficient one.Request an Estimate
A good foundation has insulation.
Properly air sealing vulnerable spots in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs and create a healthier indoor environment.
First, we recommend a home performace test. The test includes depressurizing your home to measure air changes per hour, infrared scanning to identify air loss, insulation level evaluation, humidity testing, and combustion safety check. Then, we give you educated recommendations for optimum energy efficiency. We can usually improve on both the interior and exterior of your foundation. It will save you energy and money, while also making your basement more comfortable. Foundation insulation may even qualify you for rebates.
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Interior Benefits of Foundation Insulation: On the interior of your unfinished concrete/block walls, we recommend the installation of a Thermax foil faced foundation insulation. It's the only product that has been fire tested, allowing you to leave it unfinished. Any other choices of foam board like Johns Manville or Pink board work equally as well, but you must install a fireproof finish such as drywall over them after the installation.
Exterior Benefits of Foundation Insulation: We install 1-inch rigid foam around the exterior perimeter of your home to a minimum of 10 inches below grade. After installation of the foundation insulation, you will instantly notice a much more comfortable basement, because the warm to cold transfer can no longer take place. This can drastically improve the comfort of your home. We offer a crushed rock or stucco finish as our standard option and can install custom colors to match almost any color scheme.
Our Foundation Insulation Product Lines
DuPont™ Thermax™ (ci) exterior insulation delivers one of the highest R-values available for immediate insulation and weather protection. Learn more.
Discuss your home with an insulation contractor, and see how Rock & Tait can help you increase efficiency, decrease energy bills, and have a more comfortable home.Request an Estimate
Rock & Tait insulated and dry-walled my garage. It made a huge difference in the temperature inside the garage. Work was done quickly and clean-up was done promptly. The cost was minimal and saved me many labor hours. I highly recommend Rock & Tait!
The Rock & Tait team that came to our house to redo our attic insulation and ventilation did a fantastic job. The team was troopers crawling into some tight spaces to make sure our house would be airtight. We were also very impressed with the quality of work and craftsmanship on our awning that needed to be replaced. We can't recommend them enough!
Rock & Tait put together an itemized estimate for us based on our energy performance test results. We were able to prioritize the items completed and went from a 1575 CFM -ACH of 4 down to 792 CFM -ACH of 1.9 = 51% reduction in air loss! Our heating and air system doesn't have to run as hard or as long as before = $$$ saved. I couldn't be happier that I selected Rock & Tait. Their ability to do it all made the entire process easy.
I had an energy assessment earlier this spring and after receiving my detailed assessment I reached out to Rock & Tait. Our project was more than just insulating due to some complex design flaws within our home. The service was excellent and their communication throughout the project exceeded expectations. They were meticulous in the details and it showed in our follow-up energy assessment. Well worth the investment!
Our experience with Rock and Tait was positive all the way around. They arranged for an energy audit and followed up with recommendations. They communicated the plan and kept us up-to-date with progress. Everyone on the crew was professional and friendly. We had our 1960s house reroofed, some windows and a storm door replaced, the attic insulated, ventilation added, and exhaust fans installed. I would work with them again!
My house was built in the 1930s and likely hadn't been meaningfully insulated since. This year, I decided to bite the bullet and get it done (plus attic venting, bathroom fan, and basement crawl space insulation). It's only been finished for a few weeks, but I can definitely feel the difference already! With gas bills skyrocketing this winter, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what a difference this will make. Rock & Tait did a great job, and I'm so thrilled to have this finished!