Seco Walls

A basement wall insulation system that protects your home from mold and radon gas.

Modern Solutions For Basements

Seco Walls is a complete insulation solution for your basement walls. It not only keeps your basement warm, but also prevents radon gas from entering your home.

The system is designed to work on both new and existing homes. Regardless of a home’s age or the quality of concrete, your basement walls require protection.

Seco Walls does more than insulate, it actively measures and controls the temperature and humidity of the concrete wall. This provides an environment that allows new concrete to “breath” and cure while also ensuring long-term monitoring and protection.

All basement walls are susceptible to moisture, temperature changes, condensation and radon gas. Seco Walls is the only solution that provides long-term protection for you and your family.

The Basics

  • Prevents mold growth through moisture control.
  • Provides better insulation than traditional methods
  • Prevents dangerous radon gas from entering your home.
  • Removes excess moisture from concrete, eliminating the musty smell common to basements.
  • Metal strapping (studs) adhere to industry standards, without the need for using wood or traditional insulation.
  • Prevents concrete disintegration caused by repeated freezing and thawing in cold climates.

Seco Air Handler

The Seco Air Handler is the heart of the Seco Air systems. It senses temperature and humidity, regulating the air between the wall and insulation to maintain a safe space.

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Mold and Moisture

Mold in your home grows as a result of excess moisture commonly found in basements. The best solution is to control the humidity and prevent the mold from growing.

Exposure to mold can have negative health effects including coughing, sneezing, and congestion, while also impacting other respiratory problems such as asthma.

Seco Walls actively measures and controls the moisture level of your basement walls, drawing away excess moisture, preventing mold from growing.

Radon Gas

Radon gas is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas produced in the environment through the breakdown of the uranium in the soil and rocks. It enters the home through basement walls and floors.

Long-term exposure to high levels of radon in the home may increase the risk of developing lung cancer.

Seco Walls creates a sealed air space against your basement walls, preventing the gas from entering your home.

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Compare

  Frost Wall ICF Spray Foam Seco Walls
Prevents radon gas     Maybe Yes
Removes moisture from concrete walls       Yes
Prevents mold growth     Maybe Yes
Circulates air touching concrete walls       Yes
Installation is reversable Yes     Yes
Requires wood 2x4s Yes   Yes No
Creates dangerous curing "off-gas"       No

Installation

The installation of Seco Walls is noticeable different when compared to traditional methods. It begins with a blank concrete wall and finishes with a sealed system, with steel mounting strips, ready for drywall.

  • A series of plastic strapping is installed directly on the wall, running horizontally to create an air gap. (not seen in photo above)
  • 3” thick, high-quality ridig polystyrene insulation is installed on top of the strips, sealing in the air space.
  • Steel mounting strips are installed on top of the insulation seams, every two feet, providing durable “studs” for drywall.
  • The Seco Air Handler is connected, circulating and controlling the air between the wall and the insulation.

The completed installation is now ready for drywall.