Homes in New England are built on many different kinds of foundations, including slabs, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, and finished basements. Many people know why it’s necessary to insulate your attic and basement, it’s important to understand the benefits from insulation beneath you in your crawl space.
What’s A Crawl Space?
A crawl space is a space beneath your house that’s big enough
for an adult to crawl around. Your furnace and water pipe access points may be located in your crawl space, and some people even use it for extra storage.
What’s A Crawl Space Vapor Barrier?
Most crawl spaces have a dirt floor, which means that it’s very easy for moisture, mold, mildew, insects and even rodents to infiltrate them. A crawl space vapor barrier consist of polyurethane sheets that are laid down over the dirt floor to protect against moisture build up. According to HGTV, installing a crawl space vapor barrier “can reduce moisture in a crawl space by fifty percent.”
But the benefits don’t stop there! Installing insulation in a crawl space in addition to a vapor barrier can have even more benefits, like:
- Saving money on energy bills.
- Cleaner air.
- Breathing in fewer allergens.
If you have questions about crawl space vapor barriers or the benefits of insulation in your crawl space fill out the form on the right or click the button below to schedule a free home consultation.