Spray foam disaster
By Patrick Flannery
Noreen and Bob in Calgary shared photos of their lovely new storage barn, completely destroyed by a spray foam contractor who clearly did not know what they are doing. Noreen doubts the stuff will ever dry and says the barrels they left behind were issued in Oct. 2019 with a three-month expiry date. She also says the fumes made her sick and she wonders how companies can be entrusted to use such noxious chemicals without any certification. She found out too late that the company lacks insurance to cover fixing the work. Noreen says they’ve been quoted an amount to fix the job that exceeds the price of the building.
Work like this makes our industry look bad! Perhaps we should be doing what we can to promote CUFCA, the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association. They certify contractors and provide a quality program for them to follow. They also maintain an online database of licensed contractor members.