DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand SM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation

 
 
 
Commercial | Residential | Multifamily | Wall

Multipurpose insulation for protecting foundation walls

Made for almost all types of commercial or residential foundation walls, Styrofoam™ Brand SM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation protects against the impacts of freeze-thaw cycles and provides a secondary barrier against groundwater leakage.

 
 
 
 
 
 

DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand SM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation

Styrofoam™ Brand SM Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation is a versatile, multipurpose extruded polystyrene board that fits the needs of the commercial and residential foundation and slab market. Styrofoam™ Brand SM Insulation’s closed-cell structure resists water absorption, enabling it to retain a high R-value (RSI)** over time – a necessary property in below-grade residential foundation applications. It helps to protect foundation dampproofing and waterproofing, especially during backfilling. It also provides a secondary barrier against groundwater leakage. With Styrofoam™ Brand SM Insulation, the freeze-thaw cycling of the foundation wall is minimized, reducing the possibility of cracking. And a warmer foundation wall reduces the potential for condensation and adds to the thermal mass of the building.

** R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value or RSI, the greater the insulating power.

 

 
 
 

Features & benefits

Feature Benefit
Easy to use
  • Usable in almost any commercial or residential foundation wall in above- and below-grade applications
  • Lightweight
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Resistant to moisture infiltration, condensation, and freeze-thaw cycles
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    Physical properties

    Method Unit Value
    Thermal Resistance per inch (R-value), @ 75°F mean temp.1 ASTM C518 ft2 •h•°F/Btu, R-value, min. 5.0 (.88)
    Compressive Strength2 ASTM D1621 psi (kPa), min. 30 (207)
    Water Absorption ASTM C272 % by volume, max. 0.3
    ASTM D2842 % by volume, max. 0.7
    Water Vapor Permeance ASTM E96 perm (ng/Pa•s•m2), max 1.5 (90)
    Maximum Use Temperature3 ASTM D696 °F (°C) 165 (74)
    Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 in/in•°F (mm/m•°C) 3.5 x 10-5 (6.3 x 10-2)

    1 R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power.

    2 Vertical compressive strength is measured at 10 percent deformation or at yield, whichever occurs first. Since Styrofoam™ Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulations are visco-elastic materials, adequate design safety factors should be used to prevent long-term creep and fatigue deformation.

    3 Based on 1” thickness.

    4 This numerical flame spread rating is not intended to reflect hazards presented by this or any other material under actual fire conditions

     
     
     

    Available sizes

    U.S.

    Thickness1 (in) R-Value2 Board Size (in) Edge Treatment
    1.0 5.0 24 x 96 Butt Edge, Shiplap
    1.5 7.5 24 x 96 Butt Edge, Shiplap
    2.0** 10.0 24 x 96 Butt Edge, Shiplap
    2.4 12.0 24 x 96 Shiplap
    2.5 12.5 24 x 96 Shiplap
    3.0 15.0 24 x 96 Butt Edge, Shiplap
    4.0 20.0 24 x 96 Butt Edge, Shiplap
     
     
     

    Canada

    Thickness1 (mm) R-Value2 Board Size (mm) Edge Treatment
    50 1.73 600 x 2400 Butt Edge, Shiplap
    75 2.61 600 x 2400 Butt Edge, Shiplap

    1Not all product sizes are available in all regions. Additional product sizes are available by custom order. Consult your DuPont sales representative about other sizes and lead-time requirements.

    2Aged R-value at 1” cured foam @ 75°F mean temperature. R-value expressed in ft2 •h•°F/Btu. R-value determined by ASTM C518 using the aging process in ASTM C1289 (90 days @ 140°F).