Crawl Space Insulation
A crawl space serves as a ventilation system to allow for air movement, as well as a space to run mechanical equipment for a home. Crawl spaces have no barrier between the home and the earth. Since soil is naturally damp, this moisture can be trapped within the crawl space.
This damp area beneath the home can result in a variety of problems. Because the damp air in a crawl space directly touches the home’s floor joists, having a damp crawl space can affect your integrity of your home’s structure.
Think this damp, unhealthy environment is contained below your home? Not true. Air naturally flows upward through a home. As your home naturally breathes, the moist air in your crawl space flows into your living space through unsealed air penetrations. Insulating and sealing your crawl space helps keep moisture and pests out of your home and helps maintain the temperature inside your home.