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Crawl Space Insulation Replacement & Installation

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Cold floors, drafts, and high energy bills are common issues homeowners face, often indicating crawl space moisture problems that will worsen if not addressed. 

Crawl space insulation is essential for maintaining a comfortable and healthy home. Without proper insulation, your house is susceptible to moisture, mold growth, and pest infestations. Insulating your crawl space prevents these problems and improves your home’s energy efficiency. 

Ohio Basement Authority offers a trusted fix with our AquaStop™ ExTremeBloc™ crawl space insulation installation. If you live in a city in our service area across Ohio and Northern Kentucky, you can get healthier home with insulation replacement and installation as a part of our comprehensive crawl space encapsulation solutions. 

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What is Crawl Space Insulation?

Crawl space insulation regulates the temperature beneath your home, keeping it warm during the winter and cool in the summer.

Crawl space insulation adds a barrier, preventing heat loss and creating a moisture-resistant environment, preventing mold growth and deterring pest infestation. Proper insulation relies on a quality material, such as ExTremeBloc™, designed to withstand the damp conditions commonly found beneath homes.

When insulation is paired with crawl space encapsulation—a process that seals off the area from the earth and outside air—your home benefits from regulated humidity levels, reduced energy costs, and improved indoor air quality.

At Ohio Basement Authority, we view crawl space repair as a comprehensive approach to home health. It contributes to a more comfortable living space and ensures the structural integrity of your home.

Signs You Need Crawl Space Insulation

damaged insulation and mold in a crawl space

Recognizing signs that your crawl space needs insulation can prevent costly damage.

Here are the signs to watch for:

These symptoms point to moisture concerns that, if ignored, can cause serious consequences. When you notice the signs, schedule a free inspection with a crawl space professional.

Is Crawl Space Insulation Necessary?

Yes, insulating your crawl space is necessary for protecting your home. Failing to address insulation issues increases moisture and humidity levels, promotes mold growth, and attracts pests.

We do not recommend DIY efforts to inspect or insulate your crawl space. This area is hazardous, and big-box store solutions fail to address the underlying problems. Trust Ohio Basement Authority professionals to assess, repair, and protect your crawl space with lasting solutions.

What Are Various Crawl Space Insulation Types?

While many types of insulation exist, the most common ones used in crawl spaces are:

Fiberglass Insulation

damaged fiberglass insulation in a crawl space

Fiberglass insulation is the most widely used material in homes throughout Ohio. However, this insulation type is not ideal for a crawl space.

This soft material is typically installed between the floor joists and rim joists in the crawl space to ensure consistent temperatures. However, fiberglass insulation is susceptible to moisture, mold growth, and pest infestation.

Spray Foam Insulation

man applying insulation foam sealing in crawl space

Spray insulation is applied to crawl space walls, floor joists, and rim joists to block cold winter temperatures and hot summer air. However, there are more suitable options for a crawl space.

Most spray insulation types are closed-cell foams, making them rigid and durable but only partially damage-proof. In damp crawl space areas, spray foam insulation develops mold, emits unpleasant chemical odors, and leads to termite damage.

Foam Board Insulation

image of one gray crawl space insulation board

The most effective crawl space insulation type is thermal foam board insulation, like ExTremeBloc™. These panels are custom-fit and installed on the interior crawl space walls.

ExTremeBloc™ offers improved heat retention through reflective surfaces and a superior insulation value compared to alternatives.

What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Insulation?

Crawl space insulation replacement and installation offers many benefits, including:

  • Moisture Control: Crawl space insulation prevents moisture, mold growth, pest infestations, and other ground moisture issues affecting your home.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: Without adequate insulation, your air conditioner and furnace work inefficiently, increasing energy bills. Proper insulation locks out hot summer air and cold winter air, making your home more energy-efficient and cost-effective.
  • Improved Indoor Comfort: Insulation panels create a more comfortable home environment by keeping your floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Insulation contributes to enhanced indoor air quality, creating a healthier home environment.

Pairing our proprietary solutions with professional services is vital for optimal results. Our products, developed with the latest technology and highest-quality materials, outperform standard options and offer superior home benefits.

How We Install Crawl Space Insulation

crew installing crawl space encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation involves several crucial products, including insulation. Here is the process we follow when installing these comprehensive solutions:

Trust Ohio Basement Authority for effective crawl space insulation replacement and installation and encapsulation.

Why Our Crawl Space Insulation is the Best Choice

Ohio Basement Authority’s ExTremeBloc™ foam board crawl space insulation is unique because it contains:

  • Lightweight yet durable panels
  • Eco-friendly materials
  • Class A fire rating
  • Graphite-infused, expanded polystyrene body
  • Radiant heat barrier coating
  • Integrated termiticide and pest deterrent
  • High R-value for superior thermal resistance
  • Moisture resistant

Choose Ohio Basement Authority for Crawl Space Insulation Near You!

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At Ohio Basement Authority, we understand the importance of a properly insulated crawl space. For 15 years, our team of experts has the experience and knowledge to install crawl space insulation quickly and efficiently.

We offer various solutions to fit your needs and budget, backed by a quality guarantee. Ohio Basement Authority provides free inspections and repair estimates to determine the best course of action for your home.

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    Crawl Space Insulation FAQs

    Many insulation types can last 15 to 20 years but fall victim to mold and moisture if the crawl space is improperly sealed and encapsulated. However, Ohio Basement Authority’s ExTremeBloc™ rigid foam board insulation is designed to be a permanent solution. Contact us to learn more and to schedule a free crawl space inspection.

    R-value measures the thermal resistance of building materials like crawl space insulation. Higher R-values indicate better heat retention. The R-value is influenced by the type of insulation, the material chosen, and the installation method employed. Learn more about Ohio Basement Authority’s reliable crawl space insulation and R-value by contacting us for a free crawl space inspection.

    The price depends on the severity of damage in the crawl space, the size of the crawl space, and the needed repair solutions. After a free crawl space inspection, Ohio Basement Authority experts will provide you with a no-obligation estimate detailing the costs and various financing options

    Ohio Basement Authority Service area

    Our Locations

    Akron Office

    429 Portage Blvd
    Kent, OH 44240

    Cincinnati Office

    1270 Hillsmith Dr.
    Cincinnati, OH 45215

    Cleveland Office

    7950 Bavaria Rd.
    Twinsburg, OH 44087

    Columbus Office

    2421 McGaw Rd.
    Obetz, OH 43207

    Dayton Office

    70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
    Beavercreek, OH, 45440

    Dublin Office

    5650 Blazer Memorial Pkwy, #124
    Dublin, OH 43017