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The wet cellulose insulation recently installed in my home's walls has settled in some spaces. Why?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 04, 2012 01:01 AM
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I am building a new home and hired a insulation contractor to put wet cellulose in the walls. The cellulose settled in some spaces. The cellulose was installed and by the following day it settled in 14 stud space throughout the house. It seemed to stop settling about 3 days later. I was curious about why some spaces settled and other never did so I tried to push down from the top of the cellulose that didn't settle. I couldn't budge the cellulose it was so dense. When I put my hands on top of the cellulose spaces that settled about 2 to 3 inches I could compress them about 3" before I couldn't push it down any farther. So I stuffed them as full has I could get them with fiberglas on top. A couple days later and the insulation stayed the same with the Fiberglas stuffed on top. So they drywalled the walls. I hope the cellulose stays the same has it is now.




 

 

I am building a new home and hired a insulation contractor to put wet cellulose in the walls. The cellulose settled in some spaces. The cellulose was installed and by the following day it settled in 14 stud space throughout the house. It seemed to stop settling about 3 days later. I was curious about why some spaces settled and other never did so I tried to push down from the top of the cellulose that didn't settle. I couldn't budge the cellulose it was so dense. When I put my hands on top of the cellulose spaces that settled about 2 to 3 inches I could compress them about 3" before I couldn't push it down any farther. So I stuffed them as full has I could get them with fiberglas on top. A couple days later and the insulation stayed the same with the Fiberglas stuffed on top. So they drywalled the walls. I hope the cellulose stays the same has it is now.

Heath,

Thank you for the question and the great images showing the type of settlement problem you are experiencing with your cellulose wall insulation.

I am including two similar images (below) so you...



 

 

 
 
 

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