Core-Fill 500™ Masonry Foam Insulation
Core-Fill 500™ is the world’s leading masonry foam insulation for commercial, industrial and residential concrete block and hollow cavity brick walls. A non-expanding foam that looks like white shaving cream, Core-Fill 500™ is injected under pressure into the empty cores of exterior masonry block walls. As foam fills the block cavities, pressure forces the insulation into adjacent block columns and seals even the smallest cracks and fissures. The insulated block forms a protective envelope around the building, preventing air leaks, sound transmission, mold, mildew and bacteria growth, and sealing out moisture, pollutants and allergens.
Core-Fill 500™ is an essential part of any construction project that values energy savings, indoor air quality and acoustic shielding. Architects have specified Core-Fill 500™ for thousands of commercial projects including buildings for Walmart, K-Mart, Winn-Dixie, Safeway, Kroger, Publix, Food Lion, Ingles, Lowes Hardware and Advanced Auto Parts. Core-Fill 500™ has successfully insulated schools, churches, prisons, banks, hospitals and factories. Core-Fill 500™ is also the most effective insulating solution available for concrete block and hollow brick residential construction.
Core-Fill 500™ application
Core-Fill 500™ has two components: an amino-plast resin and a catalyst foaming agent surfactant. Delivered with compressed air, the resulting foam mixture is a fire rated, Class A building material for use in concrete masonry blocks, brick cavity wall systems and cavity spaces between brick and blocks. The foam mixture sets cold within 10 to 60 seconds of leaving the application hose nozzle and does not expand, so enclosed spaces fill without pressure build-up. Before setting, the foam flows easily to fill an entire vertical cavity and adjacent cavities, regardless
of shape or obstructions like pipe, wire, conduit, electrical boxes or trash in the wall.
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Core-Fill 500™ and precast concrete panels
Core-Fill 500™ thermal and acoustic masonry foam insulation is also the preferred solution to insulate the cores of prestressed / precast hollow-core concrete panels, delivering the highest R-Value per inch of any integral masonry insulation and also effectively deadening sound. And because Core-Fill 500™ fills the core space completely, condensation issues and air infiltration through the cores are virtually eliminated. These superior performance characteristics combined with ease of installation provide the ultimate precast hollow-core insulation system.
Exclusive process and warranty
No surface preparation is required. The foam is mixed and then applied continuously from an applicator hose. One of the biggest advantages of Core-Fill 500™ is that it is installed after all masonry construction is completed. This allows masonry crews to work without interruption, shortening construction time and cost.
Most masonry foam products ship as a dry powder that must be mixed with water at the construction site. Several batches are usually required to complete a single project. Inconsistent batch quality can lead to foam shrinkage after installation.
Core-Fill 500™ ships as a pre-mixed liquid and arrives at the construction site ready to go. The result is significantly improved foam consistency and less than one percent shrinkage after installation. This exclusive system guarantess maximum performance of the insulation.
The manufacturer of Core-Fill 500™, Tailored Chemical Products, has so much confidence in the consistency of their product and the accuracy of our installation work that they warrant not just their product but also our installation as well. Since even a new company can make a warranty promise, we should probably add that Tailored Foam of Florida has successfully insulated thousands of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings with Core-Fill 500™ since 1986.
Note: Core-Fill 500™ will not support compressive loads and is not recommended for ceiling or attic applications. The product should also not be used to create bouyancy for flotation, or in any application environment likely to see sustained temperatures in excess of 190°F.