Spray foam prevents condensation, protecting crops in store
February 01 2011
Powerful polyurethane spray foam is being used by farmers to prevent condensation in crop stores, as well as reduce energy bills.
Environmental company Kershaw Contracting Services said the foam has previously been installed in many agricultural buildings for insulation purposes.
An additional benefit is that it significantly strengthens the buildings’ structural integrity.
However most farmers are now using the foam primarily to reduce condensation and protect crops in storage.
“Polyurethane foam is ideal for use in an agricultural setting,” said Paul McLeish from Kershaw Contracting Services.
“The foam is sprayed onto the internal surfaces of the building, meaning it gets into every corner.”
“The additional benefit for farmers, especially those with ageing buildings, is that the foam hardens to a closed water repellent finish which also improves the structural quality of a building.”
He added: “This foam has a number of other benefits. For example it can be very useful in reducing condensation in stored vegetables. We have a potato farmer in particular who uses this to protect his crop.”
Kershaw Contracting Services has applied the foam to buildings on several farms.
It is now offering farmers within 100 miles of its bases in Cambridge and Kent a free consultation, to assess the benefits of having polyurethane foam installed.
Kershaw Contracting Services is part of the Kershaw Group, which can trace parts of its history back 120 years. It employs 183 people and is well known for its involvement in the community.
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