Summary: Tom Kraeutler from The Money Pit demos Dow Great Stuff Gaps & Cracks, an insulating foam sealant that reduces drafts and stops energy waste.
TOM: Hey, it's Tom Kraeutler from the Money Pit here in Times Square focusing on eco-friendly home improvement projects that you can tackle yourself inside of a single weekend.
Now, here's a project you might not have thought about. That is to seal up all the gaps and cracks that are throughout the walls of your home.
Now, if you think about it, everybody's house has things that go through it, like a dryer vent, or a hose vent, and if you look inside your walls, if you can see through it, you would see gaps around outlets. You would see gaps around wires or pipes. You can go up to your attic and see gaps where wires or pipes come through there.
All of that added up together will make up a hole in your house the size of a window. Now, you wouldn't leave a window open year round, but that's what you're doing if you don't seal them up.
The solution is very simple. Pick up some Great Stuff. This is the Great Stuff Gaps and Cracks Sealer. It's an insulated foam sealant. Now, what it does is, as you spray it, it simply expands and fills that complete void.
This is great around windows and doors. This is great around outlets, any pipes that stick through your house, and it's very, very easy to use. Now, if you do this systematically throughout the house, it's really going to make a big difference on your energy bills.
Now, Great Stuff is part of the eco options products that's available at the Home Depot. To learn more, visit your local Home Depot store, or log on to HomeDepot.com.