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Crawl Space Insulation Replacement & Installation

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Do you dread winter due to cold floors and high energy costs? Proper crawl space insulation addresses these inconvenient signs of moisture, ensures a healthy home, and puts your mind at ease.

Neglecting crawl space insulation leaves your home vulnerable to dampness, mold, and pests. Installing insulation prevents these problems and enhances energy efficiency. 

When you partner with Foundation Systems of Michigan, you’ll benefit from long-lasting crawl space insulation panels and comprehensive crawl space encapsulation services. With over 15 years of experience, we promote healthier living spaces in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo, and other cities near you.

What is Crawl Space Insulation? 

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Crawl space insulation is applied to walls and/or floor joists to regulate temperature and prevent moisture issues underneath this area of your home. 

Crawl space insulation provides a thermal protective layer and moisture-resistant zone to prevent mold growth and pests. It safeguards your home’s structural integrity and creates a comfortable living environment.

Effective crawl space insulation includes dependable products like the exclusive ExTremeBloc™ panels from Foundation Systems of Michigan. Our panels address the moisture-rich environment beneath homes. We combine insulation installation with crawl space encapsulation—a method that seals the area from external elements. This solution regulates humidity, decreases energy costs, and enhances air quality. 

Signs You Need Upgraded Crawl Space Insulation 

Recognizing the symptoms of crawl space insulation failure is crucial. However, crawl spaces are hazardous, so we advise against self-inspections. Instead, trust an experienced inspector from Foundation Systems of Michigan with professional safety gear.

Here are potential damage signs to watch for and a checklist of items our inspectors examine in your crawl space:

These signs indicate moisture-related problems that, if overlooked, could lead to severe damage and expensive repairs. It’s crucial to arrange a free inspection with our crawl space experts when you notice any of these signs. 

Is Crawl Space Insulation Necessary? 

Crawl space insulation is vital for safeguarding your family and home. However, we do not recommend DIY crawl space inspections or product installations. Generic store-bought solutions don’t address the underlying problems and increase mold and pest risks. Instead, trust Foundation Systems of Michigan for expert crawl space evaluation, repair, and protection. 

Common Crawl Space Insulation Types 

Insulation is available in various shapes, sizes, and materials. The top three crawl space insulation types in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Toledo residences are: 

failing fiberglass insulation in a crawl space
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass is a popular material used in homes nationwide, but it is not suitable for crawl spaces. Commonly installed between floor joists, this soft insulation is prone to moisture, mold, and pests, as shown in this image.
  • Spray Foam: Spray foam insulation is applied to crawl space walls and joists. Closed-cell spray foam is durable, but not ideal for crawl spaces. It attracts mold, emits chemical smells, and is susceptible to termites. 
  • Foam Board: For effective insulation, choose a solid thermal foam board like ExTremeBloc™. These panels are cut to fit interior crawl space walls. ExTremeBloc™ features reflective surface panels for superior heat retention and insulation value.

The Benefits of Crawl Proper Space Insulation 

When crawl space insulation is professionally installed, your family and your home experience numerous benefits, including: 

encapsulated crawl space and dehumidifier
  • Moisture control
  • Mold prevention
  • Fewer pest infestations
  • Long-term energy savings
  • Consistent floor temperature
  • Better indoor air quality

Foundation Systems of Michigan’s comprehensive crawl space encapsulation services provide long-lasting home protection. Our advanced products surpass standard alternatives, offering unmatched benefits. 

How We Install Crawl Space Insulation 

Crawl space insulation is essential, but it can’t fully protect your crawl space on its own. We also recommend water management solutions for a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation system.

Foundation Systems of Michigan’s installation process looks like this: 

Trust 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 

Foundation Systems of Michigan’s ExTremeBloc™ foam board insulation is distinguished by: 

closeup of ExTremeBlocâ„¢ crawl space insulation panel
  • Light and sturdy panels
  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Graphite-enriched, expanded polystyrene composition
  • Class A fire safety rating
  • Radiant heat barrier surface
  • Exceptional R-value for top-notch thermal resistance
  • Built-in termite and pest repellent
  • Installation leaving a gap for pest control check

Choose Foundation Systems of Michigan for the Best Crawl Space Insulation!

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The health of your crawl space insulation is crucial for preserving your home’s well-being. At Foundation Systems of Michigan, our expertise fuels our commitment to excellence. Homeowners across Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Toledo trust our industry-leading solutions, exceptional customer service, and over 15 years of experience. We invite you to discover this excellence firsthand.

Choosing Foundation Systems of Michigan for crawl space insulation and encapsulation ensures you benefit from a free inspection, no-obligation estimate, tailored solutions, and effective, long-lasting repairs. Contact us today to revitalize your crawl space and improve your home.

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    Crawl Space Insulation FAQs

    Costs vary based on crawl space condition, size, and required repairs. Following a free inspection, our experts will provide a no-obligation estimate with detailed costs and financing options. 

    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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