Spray foam in ground
I don’t know if anyone has an opinion about this but I thought I’d post it here. My wife and I had a new home built that was completed in April…that is…completed until 2 days before we move in there was a major fire that was written off by our insurance company as a total loss. This home was spray foamed (closed cell) throughout and had Superior Walls with the blue Dow insulation. The fire ran under the trusses and destroyed the inside but the exterior walls and foam are intact.
Anyway, after tears were shed we are focusing on rebuilding it better than before. The house was demo’d and the amount of foam in the ground is considerable. Does anyone have an opinion or thoughts on the environmental impact of this foam? The Superior Walls had the white foam too that breaks down into many little tiny balls which seem to be everywhere. My wife is concerned that the foam will leach chemicals into the ground or contaminate our well and her garden soil. The builder did his best to contain it but there was just so much he could do. The trucks run over it and there is just so much of it there is no way we can clean it all up. Any thoughts on whether the foam will contaminate the earth?
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