AquaStop™ ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation
Dealing with cold floors, drafty rooms, and soaring energy costs are all signs pointing to underlying crawl space moisture problems. Unchecked, these issues can worsen.
Crawl space insulation is a critical step in ensuring a cozy and healthy dwelling. Ignoring insulation issues leaves your home vulnerable to dampness, mold, and unwanted critters. Proper insulation of your crawl space wards off these problems while enhancing energy efficiency.
Foundation Systems of Michigan delivers a dependable solution with our AquaStop™ ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation. Renowned for promoting healthier living spaces across the region, we offer a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation service that tackles present difficulties and thwarts future ones.
Dive into this page to discover how our proficiency can elevate your home’s comfort and durability.
What is Crawl Space Insulation?
Crawl space insulation is a product applied to insulate the crawl space under your home.
It’s a pivotal element in the larger picture of household energy conservation and air quality improvement. Insulating your crawl space adds a layer against thermal loss and establishes a moisture-resistant zone that mitigates mold growth and keeps pests at bay.
Effective crawl space insulation means using a dependable product like ExTremeBloc™, engineered to work with the moisture-rich environments beneath homes.
Combining insulation with crawl space encapsulation—a method that seals the area from external elements—ensures regulated humidity, decreased energy costs, and enhanced air quality.
At Foundation Systems of Michigan, crawl space repair is part of our comprehensive approach to ensuring a home’s health, contributing to a more enjoyable living environment and the structural integrity of your property.
Signs You Need Crawl Space Insulation
Spotting signs for crawl space insulation needs can prevent extensive and expensive damage:
- Chilly floors in winter
- Rising energy bills
- Musty smells
- Mold growth
- Increased indoor humidity
- Infestations by pests
- Respiratory issues like allergies or asthma due to poor air quality
- Decaying wooden structures
- Unstable or soft-feeling floors
These signs indicate moisture-related problems that, if overlooked, could lead to severe damage. It’s crucial to arrange a free inspection with crawl space experts promptly upon noticing any of these signs.
Is Crawl Space Insulation Necessary?
Yes, insulating your crawl space is vital for safeguarding your home.
Ignoring insulation issues can increase moisture and humidity levels, fostering mold growth that aggravates respiratory conditions. Pests and rodents may invade through damaged insulation gaps.
As part of our integrated home care solutions at Foundation Systems of Michigan, we stress the need for early action to preserve your home’s structure and its inhabitants’ well-being.
DIY attempts to inspect or insulate your crawl space are not advised. This space can be dangerous, and generic store-bought solutions don’t tackle the core issue. Depend on Foundation Systems of Michigan professionals for precise evaluation, repair, and protection of your crawl space.
What Are the Different Kinds of Crawl Space Insulation?
There are various insulation types, but these are most common in crawl spaces:
Fiberglass, a popular insulation in homes nationwide, is inadvisable for crawl spaces.
This soft material is usually placed between floor joists in the crawl space to stabilize temperature. But it’s highly prone to moisture, mold, and pest issues.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation can be applied to surfaces like crawl space walls and joists to block extreme temperatures. But it’s not ideal for crawl spaces.
Typically, this entails closed-cell spray foam, which is more robust but not impervious to damage. In damp crawl spaces, it can attract mold, emit chemical smells, and be susceptible to termite harm.
Foam Board Insulation
For the most effective insulation, choose a solid thermal foam board insulation like ExTremeBloc™. These panels are sized and fitted on interior crawl space walls.
ExTremeBloc™ features reflective surfaces for improved heat retention and impressive insulation value, though it’s thinner than alternatives like fiberglass.
What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Insulation?
Proper crawl space insulation offers numerous benefits:
- Moisture Management: It helps prevent moisture infiltration, reducing mold, pests, and other moisture-related concerns.
- Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Savings: Inadequate insulation forces your heating and cooling systems to overwork, inflating energy bills. Insulation excludes hot and cold air, boosting efficiency and reducing costs.
- Improved Indoor Comfort: Insulation panels foster a more agreeable home environment by moderating floor temperatures and enhancing air quality, creating a healthier space for your family.
Using our specialized solutions and expert services is crucial for optimal outcomes. Our advanced products surpass standard alternatives, offering unmatched benefits for your home.
How We Install Crawl Space Insulation
Our comprehensive crawl space encapsulation includes several essential products, such as insulation. Our installation process is as follows:
- Conduct an extensive crawl space inspection to pinpoint repair needs.
- Seal vents and update access doors as required.
- Install crawl space drainage and a sump pump.
- Lay drainage matting on the dirt floor.
- Attach ExTremeBloc™ insulation panels to the walls, with a gap for pest inspections.
- Encapsulate the crawl space with a vapor barrier.
- Install a dehumidifier in the crawl space.
- Organize yearly maintenance checks for continued effectiveness.
Rely on Foundation Systems of Michigan for a thorough and successful crawl space insulation and encapsulation installation from start to finish.
Why Our Crawl Space Insulation is the Best Choice for Your Home
Foundation Systems of Michigan’s ExTremeBloc™ foam board insulation is distinguished by:
- Light and sturdy panels
- Environmentally friendly materials
- Class A fire safety rating
- Graphite-enriched, expanded polystyrene composition
- Radiant heat barrier surface
- Built-in termite and pest repellent
- Exceptional R-value for top-notch thermal resistance
- Moisture-resistant design
- Installation leaving a gap for pest control checks
Contact Foundation Systems of Michigan for Crawl Space Insulation Today!
Foundation Systems of Michigan understands the critical nature of well-insulated crawl spaces. Our team, with 15 years of serving homeowners in the area, is skilled and knowledgeable in efficient and swift crawl space insulation installation.
We offer a range of solutions tailored to your needs and budget, backed by our quality guarantee. Foundation Systems of Michigan provides free inspections and estimates, helping you choose the best path for your home.
Many insulation varieties last 15-20 years but can degrade due to moisture if the crawl space isn’t properly sealed and encapsulated. Foundation Systems of Michigan’s ExTremeBloc™ rigid foam board insulation is designed as a lasting solution. Reach out to us for more information and to arrange a free inspection.
R-value gauges the thermal resistance of materials like crawl space insulation. Higher R-values denote superior heat retention. This value depends on the insulation type, chosen material, and installation approach. Contact us for a free crawl space inspection to learn about Foundation Systems of Michigan’s reliable insulation and its R-value.
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