As long as the following BIBS and BIBS HP parameters are met, and local code requirements are followed, the BIBS HP system can be installed in a basement application:
1) An approved closed-cell foam from the following manufacturers, installed at the correct thickness:
BASF Polyurethane Foam
Convenience Products Closed Cell
* NOTE: only Convenience Products and Certa-Spray are endorsed members of BIBCA
2) An approved glass fiber from the following manufacturers, installed to the correct density:
CertainTeed’s SP (at a 2.3 lb density)
CertainTeed’s Optima (at a 1.8lb density)
Johns Manville’s Climate Pro (at a 2.3 lb. density)
Johns Manville’s Spider (at a 1.8 lb density)
Knauf Jet Stream Ultra (at a 1.8 lb density)
3) The fiberglass must be blown behind the BIBS®, BIBS HP® fabric.
It can only be secured through the R-Factor office in Aurora, CO, or one of its direct, approved, distributors.
4) There must be in installation of a Class II vapor retarder on the warm side of the wall configuration per code requirements.
5) The BIBS HP® system can only be installed by a trained, tested and certified BIBS®-BIBS HP® Contractor in good standing (current contract and certification on file at the R-Factor/BIBS office in Aurora Colorado)
If all of the above criteria is met, then it’s an approved BIBS HP® application.
codes MUST be followed in each area. BIBS in no way implies that every municipality accepts foam below grade/on concrete walls as a standard. Check with local city code offices to make sure there is no restrictions as far as this application on concrete/below grade.
North America Accounts Manager
Blow In Blanket Systems