The Barrier: Concrete and
Radiant Floor Insulation
WE NO LONGER OFFER THIS PRODUCT
underground insulation is a high-performance, ease to use and cost
effective material for all of your underground and under concrete
The core component is an extruded expanded
polystyrene (EPS) material with a tough, heavy-duty 3mil polyethylene
film laminated to both sides. Along the 60 foot edge of The Barrier,
there is a 1" overlap of film running the length of the material with an
aggressive double-faced adhesive on the bottom side of the overlap. This
allows one roll to be "butted" up to the next roll, expose the back of
the tape, compress - and you have a seamless closure that will not allow
the transfer of heat / cold migration and will completely eliminate the
transfer of all forms of moisture.
Heat / Cold Migration
provides excellent resistance to the transfer of heat and cold energy.
By utilizing an extruded EPS foam for our core component, the material
effectively creates an "igloo" effect. Think of it this way. Have you
ever held hot coffee or an ice-cold beverage in a thin foam cup? What
happens? You're able to hold that scalding cup of coffee or that
freezing cup of ice in your hand without feeling the effects of the
contents. A normal foam cup is 1/16" thick - can you imagine how well
The Barrier performs with a thickness that is 6-16" (3/8") thick? It
goes without saying - it works extremely well - as
laboratory testing has shown.
The other critical area for
an underground insulation material is its ability to stop all forms of
moisture transfer. Because we've used an extruded EPS - we can laminate
the heavy-duty polyethylene film to both sides. This combination of
extruded foam and heavy film completely stops -100%- of any and all
forms of moisture transfer.
is the hottest product on the market today for a couple of simple
reasons. (1) IT WORKS BETTER THAN ALL OTHER MATERIALS (2) It's
cost-effective (3) It's easy to use. No other single application
material is a thermal barrier, a vapor barrier, and a moisture barrier
all in one. Rigid Insulation? NO. Rigid insulation
material crack and break everytime it's walked upon. Once this happens -
you've effectively eliminated the whole purpose of the product. Can you
walk on the flexible Barrier™ - YES! The Barrier
material is formulated for performance.
The applications for The Barrier
Insulation are many and varied. However, The Barrier Insulation was
specifically engineered for under the concrete applications as a vapor,
moisture and thermal barrier to conduction.
suitable uses are sub floor insulation (as in Warmboard, wood floors,
carpet, tile, marble, stone work etc..), Basement Insulation, Concrete
Insulation, Concrete Slab Insulation, Basement Wall Insulation, Slab
Insulation, Basement Floor Insulation, Basement wrap, Snow melt systems,
Concrete Road Projects, Bridging anchors, Culvert, Canal, Pool, Pond,
Jacuzzi, Wet wall shower –steam & sauna, Landscape paths & water
features, driveway, warehouse, ramp, retention wall, soil stabilizer,
ground void forms, Asphalt Roads, Retrofit basements interiors and
existing concrete or wood floors for moisture- vapor and thermal
barriers, Frost Break in 4’ perimeter around structures where code
requires, Masonry walls that are not to be furred with wood, between
floors on joists, Plumbing - utilities Trench and hot walls, Hydroponics
Operations, Tree Farm, Organics, Sound Barriers between floors, and the
list goes on and on.
Other applications include horizontal vapor barrier, frost break under
the soil in a 4' width around the foundation, all concrete form vapor
barrier applications including driveway, highway, bridging anchor,
utilities, HVAC, Plumbing, Hot Tub, Pool, Spa,
Steam Room, vertical interior wall in a retro fit application, under
crawl spaces, hot wall entry and exit areas, cool deck & stone paths -
prevents mineralization and many more uses.
Installation of The Barrier Insulation
is quick and easy. All that is required is a measuring tape, utility
knife and some black vinyl seaming tape for the custom fabrication
areas. The Barrier Insulation come with a self adhesive tape edge on one
side and an 1”+ overlap of plastic seaming flap on the opposing side
along the 60’ length. Simply cut The Barrier Insulation to the desired
length and lay it down, cut the next length and butt the foam edges
together – pull off the cover on the tape edge- overlap the seaming flap
and presto you have a seamless floor from edge to edge.
When utilizing The Barrier Insulation
for concrete radiant floors we recommend that you roll the edges of The
Barrier Insulation up the stem wall the depth of the pour to create a
thermal pan to pour into.
Note: These typical property values are intended as guidelines only,
and not as specification limits. R value means resistance to heat flow,
the higher the R value the higher the insulating power.
The Barrier Under-Slab Insulation
4' x 60'
The Barrier roll size was developed
to fit in a 20"x20"x50" Box. This allows for DHL and UPS shipments.
Keeping the box dimensions to the above size also keeps the customer
away from oversize shipment charges. When compared to other products
The Barrier is the least expensive to ship.