R-values are used to measure the thermal resistance of your construction material.  High R-value equates to greater resistance and effective insulation.  Basements usually account for a total heat loss of 20 percent in homes.  if you are looking for a foundation company in Edmonton to provide you with exterior foundation insulation, get in touch with K. Kuypers Construction Ltd.  We have been providing homeowners and businesses with foundation repairs since 1954.

A Few tips to add high R-value to your foundation:

 

Evaluate Your Existing Insulation

Adding insulation to a new home is not difficult as you can take precautions from the start.  Consider techniques such as concrete form and blocks for insulating your new home.  To insulate an existing home, you need to audit it for energy efficiency.  Inspect your house for:

– Thickness of your current insulation

– Type of insulation

– R-value of the insulation material

Check you exterior walls to see if there is any insulation on the walls.  Also, check the area around you outlet boxes for insulation and its thickness.

 

Drainage

Ensure your foundation walls are protected from groundwater or improper drainage.

Check with your foundation company to install weeping tile (i.e., perforated plastic drain pipe) to the exterior wall.  Weeping tile prevents water from collecting around your foundation and leaking into your basement.  

K. Kuypers Construction Ltd. provides waterproofing solutions such as weeping tile, foundation sealants, foundation insulation and repair cracks in Edmonton.  Contact us today to add insulation to your foundation.