Fixing Problematic Crawl Space Issues with Insulation
Dallas crawl space insulation service by Kozy Services helps eliminate the problematic crawl space warm air rising in your home costing you money and comfort. This rising of air brings up much of the air that was previously in your crawl space, including unwanted moisture and mold spores, as well as anything else that may be airborne in your crawl space.
When this air rises into your home, replacement air enters from the crawlspace. This replacement air is made up with unconditioned outside air that enters through crawl space vents and other crawl space leaks, which is typically filled with lots of moisture. This natural upward air movement is called the “stack effect” — this is how chimneys work. Consequently, whatever is in the air at the lowest point eventually flows up into the living sections. Up to 40% of the air we breathe on the first floor of our home comes from the crawl space.
A concrete or dirt crawl space with a crawl space vent is a never-ending source of moisture. Even if the dirt’s surface seems dry, digging down a few inches reveals moist earth.
Crawl Space Insulation Solution: Vapor Barrier
Correctly sealing the crawl space from the outside ground and air is the answer to excessive moisture or dampness in your house. Many companies as well as property owners will just lay down a thin, plastic liner (without UV protection). This solution has absolutely no impact as there is still a lot of possibility for air to get in from everywhere including: vent pipes, crawl space doors, and even the pores in concrete walls.
Crawl Space Insulation Problem: Moisture
Moisture causes mold, musty smells, and structural problems. Additionally, insects and critters really enjoy damp conditions. Moisture wrecks homes by supplying conditions for mold, fungus, and bugs which in turn damage wood framework. Crawl space seepage, as well as the mildew and mold that prosper within this environment, have an effect on not just the floor system immediately above, but even the entire property.
Three things destroy organic materials in general, and wood in particular: water, heat, and ultra-violet radiation. Of these, water is by far the most damaging to your homes structure.
Properly sealing the crawlspace and removing the moisture from the ground and air is part of the solution that helps provide a mold-free, radon-free, and insect-free environment, which leads to a more energy-efficient and healthier home guaranteed.
Dallas Area Concerns: Does Your Crawl Space Leak or Flood?
Many crawlspace foundations leak and many crawlspaces flood. Such crawlspaces may require a drainage system. Kozy Services has several sump pump systems for your peace of mind.
Just remember that your crawlspace, although often neglected until it’s too late, is one of the most important spaces in your home. It can be a spawning ground for mold, bugs, embarrassing odors, and even radon gas. The moisture generated in the crawlspace will lead to structural damage and higher energy costs guaranteed! On the other hand, a clean, sealed crawlspace can be an extra source for much needed storage while making your home more energy efficient, healthy, and safe for your family.
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Call us today at 972-276-2544 for a free estimate and to learn more about crawl space encapsulation or other innovative crawl space insulation solutions. You’ll be thrilled at how quickly we can install the crawl space vapor barrier system with little or no disruption to your daily routine.