4.1301.4 Dense Pack Floor System with Rigid Barrier

Topic: 
Floors
Subtopic: 
Accessible Floors
Desired Outcome: 
Consistent, uniform thermal boundary Thermal boundary The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that slows heat flow between conditioned and unconditioned space to prescribed R-value of an adjoining insulated assembly
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
4.1301.4a
Sealing

Sealing the floor system will be completed before insulating

Ensure airtight envelope Envelope The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that includes a combination of air and thermal barrier

Prevent leakage

4.1301.4b
Rigid air barrier Air barrier The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that slows air flow to the point that no smoke movement is visible at 50 pascals of pressure difference across the boundary

A rigid air barrier Air barrier The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that slows air flow to the point that no smoke movement is visible at 50 pascals of pressure difference across the boundary will be mechanically fastened to underside of floor assembly, providing 100% coverage of the floor assembly

Seams and penetrations will be sealed

Relocate air barrier Air barrier The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that slows air flow to the point that no smoke movement is visible at 50 pascals of pressure difference across the boundary

4.1301.4c
Installation

Dense pack Dense pack The process of installing loose-fill insulation to reduce air flow and perform to a stated R-value insulation will be installed between air barrier Air barrier The separation between the interior and exterior environments of a building that slows air flow to the point that no smoke movement is visible at 50 pascals of pressure difference across the boundary and subfloor according to manufacturer specifications

Insulation will be installed to prescribed R-value

Insulate to prescribed R-value

4.1301.4d
Occupant education

A dated receipt signed by the installer will be provided that includes:

  • Coverage area
  • Thickness
  • R-value
  • Document job completion to contract specifications

    Confirm amount of insulation installed

    Comply with 16 CFR 460.17