Insulating Basement and Crawl Spaces
January 31, 2018 Comments Off on Insulating Basement and Crawl Spaces Attic, Basement, Insulation, Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

The Benefits of Insulating Basement and Crawl Spaces

Adequately insulating basement and crawl spaces are the keys to keeping your feet toasty this winter. Insulating basements and crawl spaces can help warm your feet because the air passes through the crawl spaces and effects the temperature of the floor above. Insulating is one of the most inexpensive and effective solutions for improving home energy. Without the insulation of crawl spaces, the cool and warm air can be easily lost through the floor. Insulating basement and crawl spaces help in capturing the air and reduce the costs of energy. Unventilated and ventilated are the two main types of crawl spaces and each of them requires a different form of insulation. However, the objective of all this is to enclose the space. As with attic insulation, we see improvement in the efficiency and comfort of the home.

Insulating Basement

While in winter temperatures, it is best to insulate the walls and entirely seal the basement. In addition, it is considered best to insulate above the foundation wall between the floor joist. Also, sealing off any access panels to any adjoining crawl spaces is an imperative step to proper basement insulation.

Insulating Crawl Spaces

If the crawl spaces are ventilated, it is ideal because these types of crawl spaces help in eliminating the moisture. Insulating fiberglass in this type of crawl space under the subfloor between the joists of the floor is helpful in warming up your floor. Furthermore, it is very important to cover the insulation with the vapor barrier for avoiding the moisture and mold. If the crawl spaces are not ventilated, the wall should be insulated instead of the subfloor because the less insulation is required in this case. Moreover, it eliminates the requirements of insulation of the pipes and the ducts, separately.

To speak with one of our insulation technicians give us a call at the home office at 816-287-4107.

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Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!