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K-13 Parking Garage Insulation Specifications


1.01  Section Includes

  1. Sprayed cellulose thermal insulation.
  2. Sprayed cellulose acoustical insulation.

1.02   Related Items

  1. Clips, hangers, supports, sleeves and other attachments to spray bases are to be placed by other trades prior to the application of sprayed insulation.
  2. Ducts, piping, conduit or other suspended equipment shall not be positioned until after the application of sprayed insulation.
  3. Roof penetrations to be installed prior to application.

 1.03   Quality Assurance

  1. Manufacturer must have a current Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Code Evaluation Report.
  2. Manufacturer must be in compliance with the 2009 and 2012 International Building Code.
  3. Manufacturer must be ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
  4. Applicator:  Licensed by manufacturer.
  5. Manufacturer must subscribe to independent laboratory follow-up inspection services of   Underwriters Laboratories and Factory Mutual.  Each bag shall be labeled accordingly.
  6. Mock-up:  Apply a 100 square foot representative sample to be reviewed by the Architect   and/or Owner prior to proceeding.

 1.04   Submittals

  1. Submit product data that the product meets or exceeds the following specified requirements.
    1. Bond strength shall be greater than 100 psf per ASTM E 736.
    2. Product shall be Class 1 Class A per ASTM E 84/ UL 723.
    3. Non-corrosive per ASTM C 739.
    4. Bond Deflection per ASTM E 759: 6” Deflection in 10’ Span – No Spalling or Delamination.
    5. R-Value to be 3.75 per inch per ASTM C518.
    6. Comply with IBC 803.3/2009 IBC 803.10 stability requirements for interior finishes.
    7. Meet ASTM C 1149.
  2. Manufacturer’s written certification that product contains no asbestos, fiberglass or other man-made mineral fibers.
  3. Copy of manufacturer’s ISO 9001:2008 Certification.
  4. Minimum Fiber Recycled Content to be 75%.
  5. Cannot contain any added Urea-Formaldehyde Resins.

1.06   Delivery, Storage and Handling

  1. Deliver in original, unopened containers bearing name of manufacturer, product identification and reference to U.L. testing.
  2. Store materials dry, off ground, and under cover.
  3. Protect liquid adhesive from freezing.
  4. Water to be potable.


2.01   Acceptable Manufacturers

  1. International Cellulose Corporation
    12315 Robin Boulevard
    Houston, Texas 77045
    (713) 433-6701 or (800) 444-1252
    FAX: (713) 433-2029
  2. For approved applicators contact ICC at (800) 444-1252

2.02   Materials

  1. K-13 Spray-On-Systems.
    1. Color shall be Light Gray.
    2. Comply with local Building Code requirements.
    3. Material to have been tested in accordance with ASTM E 1042.  Testing laboratory must be NVLAP accredited.


3.01   Examination

  1. Examine surfaces and report unsatisfactory conditions in writing.  Do not proceed until unsatisfactory conditions are corrected.
  2. Verify surfaces to receive spray insulation to determine if priming/sealing is required to insure bonding and/or to prevent discoloration caused by migratory stains.

3.02 Preparation

  1. Provide masking, drop cloths or other satisfactory coverings for materials/surfaces that are not to receive insulation to protect from over-spray.
  2. Coordinate installation of the sprayed cellulose fiber with work of other trades.
  3. Prime surfaces as required by manufacturer’s instructions or as determined by examination.

3.03 Installation

    1. Install spray applied insulation according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    2. Install spray applied insulation to achieve an average R-Value of ___.
    3. Cure insulation with continuous natural or mechanical ventilation.
    4. Remove and dispose of over-spray.

    3.04 Protection

    1. Protect finished installation under provision of Division 1.
Contact Us

12315 Robin Blvd.
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 433-6701
Toll Free: (800) 444-1252

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