Blown-In Insulation

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 7, Part 4

A crew from Energy Guard is blowing in Green Fiber Cocoon cellulose insulation. Outside, Bob has a look at the new American Standard air conditioning condensers, before checking in with general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski and the workers who are building a "Romeo & Juliet"-style balcony on the second floor. Inside, Tim Woods from Internet Home Alliance explains more about the home's data and video wiring.
Part 1: Blowing In Cellulose Insulation
Part 2: Discussing the Air Conditioning System & Breezeway Design
Part 3: Structured Wiring Installation
Part 4: Blown-In Insulation
Bob meets again with insulation contractor Joe Sheridan. In the main house, Cocoon insulation is being blown into the original plaster walls. To accomplish this, Joe's crew has drilled holes every 16 inches, reaching every stud cavity. First, they apply the insulation to the bottom portion and fill until solid. Then they move on to the upper portion.

The installers' goal is to create maximum density in the cavities, to leave no air pockets. When the insulation process is complete, a plasterer will patch each hole individually.
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.