Spray foam insulation nightmare: What can happen if it's not installed correctly (CBC Marketplace)

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • Originally broadcast October 25, 2013

    Canadians are installing spray foam insulation in their homes in ever-expanding numbers. It’s sold as energy-efficient, easy-to-apply solution, but when the job goes wrong, it can be a nightmare for homeowners. Tom Harrington takes you inside the walls and up into the attic to explore a home renovation horror story, a foul-smelling foam job that’s driven a family from its home.

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  • sher athwal

    sher athwal

     16 hours ago

    Plot twist: someone added fish oil in the mixture

  • VaughnLive Misc

    VaughnLive Misc


    I blame China.

  • Robert LaRoque

    Robert LaRoque

     2 days ago

    Approved by your corrupt worthless government for agenda21 purpose testing. Used by most home improvement shows without adequate testing as the corrupt govt likes.



     2 days ago

    That owner of the spray company should have had to sleep in the bedroom for two weeks or replace the roof.

  • Jason R

    Jason R

     3 days ago

    I feel bad for them but people should really do their research and understand the risk of installing spray foam.... Airtight construction is not always a good thing

  • Janice Bartmess

    Janice Bartmess

     4 days ago +4

    The company probably bought the foam product from China.. like they could care, right?

  • R H

    R H

     4 days ago

    What is the stories end???????????????????????????????????????????

  • Ben Schmolze

    Ben Schmolze

     5 days ago

    Not sure what happened here, but I am a contractor and have used spray foam on many jobs, all with great success. I wouldn't use anything else. There is a dramatic difference in energy efficiency compared to fiberglass, rock well, cellulose, etc... Sort of an unfair portrait of the industry in my opinion.

  • trevor francis

    trevor francis

     6 days ago

    spraying over electrical cables is a no no, can cause overheating on the cable

  • Nicole Campbell

    Nicole Campbell

     6 days ago

    Please get rid of this video every time I get a quote people ask about this dumb video if you hire the right company with owner operator not a big company with inexperienced employees you have nothing to fear. Don’t cheap out

  • Kerry Hart

    Kerry Hart

     7 days ago

    Is this closed or open cell foam?

  • WiseSilverWolf


     7 days ago +1

    Why doesnt this guy just try to use that Pink Panther Insulation that you see in Home Depot?

  • Drake


     7 days ago

    Hahahaha fishy smell from the bedroom. Poor lady was put on blast

  • J.M. Powers

    J.M. Powers

     7 days ago +1

    LOL, I found this video by looking at videos showing me how to insulate knee walls. Looks like I won't be using spray foam.

  • Lance Uppercut

    Lance Uppercut

     7 days ago

    That tree house and they r in a caravan
    Its insidious
    Guy said
    “ I live and breath insulation “ 🤦‍♂️
    The conditions have to rite
    No mate your qualifications should be 👍

  • Paul Gualtieri

    Paul Gualtieri

     7 days ago

    Dow Froth is an excellent product. You must read the product directions/instructions and follow it.

  • roadrunner247365


     7 days ago

    so if you have dun 15000 Jobe and one is a problum just saying FIX IT just fore your own reputation and keep on working

  • doccpu7


     7 days ago

    Kept making big deal about stay out 24 hours? It still stunk and producing poisons 4 months later. Air tight living spaces are not a good idea.

  • Jason Ingram

    Jason Ingram

     7 days ago

    😇 Research Stone Wool 😇
    But what about stone wool insulation? While fiberglass insulation is made with recycled glass, stone wool (also called rock wool or mineral wool) is even more sustainable. It comes from natural igneous rock — the kind that forms after lava cools — and a steelmaking byproduct called slag.Mar 7, 2018

  • Robert Day

    Robert Day

     7 days ago

    They want free money