Have you ever walked barefoot across a tile floor and noticed that it seemed cold? Maybe it's time to insulate the crawl space and improve the energy efficiency of your home. Installing a vapor barrier and adding insulation to your crawl space not only increases the comfort level in your home, but also keeps a bit more money in your pocket.
Insulating a crawl space is not only time consuming, but is dirty and itchy work. Save your valuable time for those more important things by calling A1 Handyman. Have our skilled installers put a dent in those monthly heating bills and add a bit of comfort to your home. Not only can we clean and insulate your crawl space, but we can seal the dirt floor with a vapor barrier to minimize humidity levels and help prevent mold and other moisture related problems.
When insulating a crawl space or basement, it's usually best to install the insulation on the exterior masonry walls rather than the underside of the floor above. This will isolate all that cold masonry from the rest of the area and it is much easier when it comes to installing installation than working around all those pipes and heating ducts that pass through the space.
The best way to insulate the crawl space foundation is by installing extruded expanded polystyrene foam insulation board, which has an insulating value of R-5 per inch. This type of insulation also offers low moisture absorption and a high compressive strength.
Another cost efficient option is to install unfaced fiberglass batt insulation unless there are moisture related problems. Crawl space areas also require sealing with a crawl space vapor barrier or vapor retarder to help minimize humidity levels and prevent mold and other moisture related problems.
Installing a vapor barrier and adding insulation to your crawl space can boost the efficiency of your home and wallet. But crawl space work is not fun - you'll be spending a lot of time on your knees and back wearing a mask and gloves.
A1 Handyman can help you roll through this project. With one call to A1 Handyman, you can hire skilled contractors that will take care of all your home improvement needs and the only finger you lift is the one that makes the call. We'll take it from there.