Drilling Holes for Wall Insulation? How We Protect Your Home

Wall Insulation Existing Home

Valley Insulation has more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry in Greater Cincinnati. We can install high-quality wall insulation within a new or existing residence or business property. The drill and blow method may sound complicated, but we take great care to protect your home and leave it looking good as new. Valley Insulation discusses how we protect your home when we drill holes in your drywall for wall insulation.

Exact Measuring

First, our experts locate the studs in your wall. Studs are vertical wooden beams that form the main structure of the inside of your walls. Drywall panels attach to the studs with heavy duty screws, and in between the studs are wall cavities that may or may not have wall insulation. These cavities are typically 3-½ inches thick, and they are the perfect size for blow-in cellulose insulation using the drill and blow method.  

Precise Drilling

We drill a precise, 2-½ inch hole towards the top of each wall cavity. Our drill bits easily remove a piece of drywall without damaging any surrounding edges. Each hole gives us access to the existing cavity. We drill towards the top, so that wall insulation fills as much of the cavity as possible with the optimal amount of material. We save every piece of drywall for patching things up later. We number and mark them, so we don’t confuse one wall piece with another, ensuring a precise fit after we finish. 

Blowing Wall Insulation

Next, a technician places a vacuum hose in the 2-½ inch hole. The other end of the vacuum hose attaches to a machine that has a powerful fan to blow cellulose insulation. It’s like a vacuum in reverse. Instead of sucking in air, the machine blows insulation out. We keep wall insulation blowing from the machine into the wall cavity until it fills completely.

Patching Up Your Wall

Once our teams are done blowing wall insulation into your home, we patch everything up. Our teams create a small crosspiece in the wall to support the 2-½ inch circular piece of drywall we drilled earlier in the process. We secure the crosspiece to the drywall and then place the circular piece of drywall back in place. We then spackle the circular drywall to eliminate the seam where the circle is located. Then, it’s time to paint over the spackle to make your wall look like new!

Wall Insulation with Valley Insulation

Talk to the wall insulation experts at Valley Insulation about our process and how we protect your home during a project. We will answer all of your questions promptly and politely. Talk to us at (513) 353-4100 or contact us online for more information or to inquire about an estimate for home insulation.

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