Basements and crawlspaces exist for many reasons. Basements, for example, can be used as living spaces, for storage, or to house utility items, such as air conditioning units. Crawlspaces are significantly smaller than basements (in height) and offer less space for storage and utilities but can still be a great access point to items like plumbing. While both can offer great function, neither are without their issues and will require solution ns to potential issues as well as continued maintenance.
What happens if you have an improperly insulated crawlspace or basement?
A crawlspace or basement is the lowest space in a home and as such, is exposed to many factors. One of the most significant factors is damp caused by either poor run-offs at ground level or humidity as a result of poor insulation. No matter the cause, damp in a basement can cause serious issues, not only for your home but for the health of you and your family. Mold spores can become introduced to the air in your home as a result of damp in your basement or crawlspace. Not only this but houses with damp issues in their crawlspace or basement generally note a strong odor emitting from beneath the house, which is another issue caused by damp.
Why insulation is a great addition to a crawlspace or basement
Waterproofing and dehumidifiers are a phenomenal means of ensuring that you lower the risk of damp setting into your home. Another means of reducing humidity in your crawlspace or basement is to ensure that you have insulated it properly. This is done in several ways, but the outcome is consistent – better climate management within the area and subsequently reduced damp caused by humidity. The underneath of your home is also responsible for its large part in the temperature in your home, which means that an adequately insulated home is a more energy-efficient home!
Foam Insulation for your crawlspace or basement
Often crawlspaces and basements can be varied in size and finish and pose issues that do not have a “one-size-fits-all” solution available. One means of remedying issues in these areas can be to use spray foam insulation, as it is incredibly flexible and, especially when using closed-cell foam, can be used to plug holes and cracks that are allowing for water leakage and external air to access the space. Great Insulation Company has extensive experience in spray foam installation and insulation and can assist in conducting a full installation, should you require.
Why Great Insulation Company
No matter the age or state of your basement or crawlspace, our team here at Great Insulation company are pros at ensuring that you receive a solution specifically tailored to your needs, so that rain or shine, your homes crawlspace or basement is adequately insulated. We understand the important role that these spaces play in a home and ensure that there are no issues that arise because of poor insulation. If you would like to receive more information about our team, our common installation practices, or simply receive a quotation on the insulation of your crawlspace or basement, you can contact us on the number below!