Pools and Cellulose Insulation Don’t Mix
I am in the process of fixing another contracters “work”. I stripped off the clapboard and found no sheathing under, poor insulation (lots of gaps and absent in some places), shoddy framing and rotted sole plates and studs where they attach to the sole plate. Made some foundation repairs, repaired/replaced framing and installed sheathing. We decided to blow in cellulose for better insulation coverage.
These folks have a built in pool , which they were getting ready to close up for the season. We picked a calm day to blow in the insulation and were very careful to keep the imnsulation contained-or so I thought.
They closed the pool today and discovered that the cellulose had gotten into the pool and the filter. It could have been a major problem-and expense- had the filter been ruined. Luckily the pool guy was able to flush out what little insulation (it had congealed into an almost clay like mix) out ot the filter.
The customer did not fault me, though I did myself. I thought I had taken sufficient precautions to keep the insulation contained. They had commented on how clean everything was. Anyways, I learned a good lesson today.
Thought some of you might benefit from my experience!!!