If you’re like most property owners, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your crawl space. This probably also means that you don’t spend much time thinking about crawl space insulation. However, having your crawl space properly insulated is vital in ensuring the structural integrity and overall energy efficiency of your home. Here at The Hayes Company, we are insulation contractors with over 35 years of experience insulating all corners of homes and businesses. Learn more about why crawl space insulation is vitally important in our guide below, and contact our team to schedule a free consultation today!
THE CRAWL SPACE: A PROBLEM AREA
Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems more than any other part of your building. This is due in part to their proximity to the soil. Soil has high humidity which seeps into a crawl space, causing it to become damp. This damp environment can harbor unwanted and unhealthy visitors, such as mold and other pests.
However, just because a crawl space is located underneath your home, this doesn’t mean that unhealthy conditions are confined there. The natural airflow of a building moves from bottom to top. As your building naturally breathes, the moist, unhealthy air from your crawl space flows up and into living areas, affecting those in your building and costing you extra money each month on energy bills.
THE SOLUTION: CRAWL SPACE INSULATION
The solution to a damp and leaky crawl space is proper insulation and air sealing. Here at The Hayes Company, our spray foam specialists offer industry-leading crawl space insulation services for homes and businesses. By properly air sealing and insulating your building’s crawl space, you get the following benefits:
- A more comfortable and healthier living environment for you and everyone in the building
- Lower energy costs due to greatly reduced air leakage from your crawl space
- Additional clean and dry storage space
CRAWL SPACE INSULATION AT THE HAYES COMPANY
Our professionals utilize a two-step method when installing crawl space insulation. First, we install a vapor barrier using a 6 or 10 millimeter poly liner to seal out moisture and soil gases. Then we install spray foam to inhibit pests and mold growth and increase your property’s R-value. The final result is a clean and dry crawl space and a much more energy efficient building overall.
Learn more about crawl space insulation and schedule a free consultation with our professionals. Call us at (816) 545-9018 today!