Crawl space insulation can make your whole house more comfortable, improve the air quality, and reduce your energy costs. It's especially important to seal and insulate your crawl space if there's heating and cooling equipment, ducts, or plumbing in there. If your crawl space is vented, uninsulated, doesn't have enough insulation, or has old fiberglass batts, Ohio Basement Authority can solve your crawl space insulation needs.
Contact us today to schedule an on-site crawl space insulation estimate in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield or the surrounding area in Ohio.
A homeowner in Croton, OH, wondered why his floors were always cold in the winter, and why he was noticing more mice and mold around his house. He rarely goes into the multiple crawl spaces underneath his home, so he didn’t realize the problems were coming from these areas.
He contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online, and one of our inspectors completed a thorough evaluation at the 95-year-old home. In the separate crawl spaces, our inspector found moldy and failing insulation, debris, and open vents.
Not only are these conditions unhealthy for the crawl spaces, they also affect the health of the rest of the home. They can also lead to health problems like asthma and allergies, or make these issues worse.
The inspector then proposed several permanent crawl space repair options. While the homeowner received repair estimates from other companies, he liked our methods the best.
One of our expert crews first took great care to remove the insulation and debris from each crawl space, then they placed sheets of TerraBlock on the floors. The crawl spaces were then completely encapsulated in CleanSpace liner, and SilverGlo panels were installed on the walls. All of these products help insulate the crawl spaces and improve their appearance and functionality.
Spray foam insulation was added to the crawl space rim joists for extra protection, vent covers were installed outside the home to seal the crawl spaces from outside air and pests, and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier was installed in the basement to control humidity.
The owner was excited to have these projects completed so his home will be a healthier and more energy efficient living environment for many more years to come.
They have lived in their house since it was built almost 25 years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that homeowners in Hilliard, OH, began to notice issues with the partial crawl space adjacent to their basement.
They use this area to store various belongings, including holiday decorations, but were concerned with the dust from the fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass insulation is traditionally used to insulate homes, but it can be hazardous if it comes into contact with water or moisture. The fiberglass will hold onto the moisture, thus creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. As it becomes heavy with water, it also will droop from the walls and fail to provide any insulation.
While this was not the case in these owners’ home, they wanted to prevent those conditions. Along with dust from the insulation coating the stored items, the homeowners complained of itching skin if they came into contact with the insulation while in the crawl space.
The homeowners wanted assistance in transforming their crawl space, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online. After meeting with one of our expert inspectors, the owners were eager for one of our crews to install the perfect permanent solution.
After removing any debris and older insulation from the crawl space, we encapsulated the area in CleanSpace liner. Similar to swimming pool liner, CleanSpace is a thick and durable liner that completely seals the crawl space and home environment from the earth. It also acts as a moisture and vapor barrier, and it helps insulate the crawl space. The crawl space was further insulated by placing SilverGlo panels on the walls.
The homeowners are happy to have an ideal storage space because it was properly sealed and insulated.
Homeowners in Plain City, OH, have lived in their house for 22 years, and they wanted to create a healthier storage area in their crawl space.
While their crawl space did not leak or cause energy penalties, they noticed problems with mice in the past.
After removing the older insulation and matting, one of Ohio Basement Authority's expert crews encapsulated the crawl space with CleanSpace liner. This isolates the home from the earth and pests. Drainage matting was placed under the liner to enhance durability, and SilverGlo insulation panels were installed on the walls.
Both the walls and floor are now insulated to save the most money. These products also meet the homeowners' goals of controlling earth moisture, saving energy, and creating a cleaner crawl space.
While fiberglass batt insulation is the cheapest and easiest DIY choice for insulating the crawl space, there are several problems with using fiberglass batts in a vented crawl space:
Crawl spaces with insulated foundation walls are warmer and drier than crawl spaces with insulation between the floor joists.
At Ohio Basement Authority, we specialize in solving crawl space insulation problems. We don't just winterize crawl space pipes or vents, but instead seal and winterize your entire crawl space foundation to bring your plumbing and heating system inside your home's conditioned space. Here's how our process works:
If you have an uncomfortable home, cold floors, or moisture problems in your crawl space, contact Greater Columbus's crawl space repair experts at Ohio Basement Authority for a complete solution. Our innovative crawl space insulation solutions will ensure that you have a more comfortable, energy efficient home.
We offer no-obligation crawl space consultations and free cost estimates to homeowners in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield, Westerville, Newark, Lancaster, Zanesville, Chillicothe, Marion, Dublin and surrounding areas in Ohio. Contact us today to request yours!
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