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Old 07-25-2018, 02:55 PM   #1
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When Soft Foam Gets Wet


Recently, we remodeled a home and the owner sprayed 1# open cell soft foam in the walls. We had a roof leak. Two weeks later this was the condition of the foam near the upper portion of the walls.


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Here are a couple video links of the wet foam.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByH...ew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1em...dN0UyfWr5ijrpN

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Was the leak your fault? If so, what do you plan to do?
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It is a joint effort with the owner. We pulled out all the foam and redid the drywall and trim in the affected areas.

One of the points of the thread is to bring attention to how soft foam absorbs and holds water. If it gets wet, it will not dry out on it's own and must be removed. 2 weeks is a significant amount of time for that water to be sitting there....no way it would dry out before mold set in or wood component and drywall damage.

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That's like having a sponge in the wall.
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