There are different types of insulation, and each type will work well in some applications and poorly in others. Builders began using fiberglass batts to insulate crawl spaces many years ago, before newer types of insulation had been developed. Today, we know that fiberglass performs poorly when installed between crawl space joists. In fact, if often ends up as a moisture-soaked mess on the crawl space floor.
Home performance experts recommend that crawl spaces be encapsulated (sealed) and insulated to help prevent mold and moisture problems, and to make the home more comfortable and more energy efficient. The best time to upgrade crawl space insulation is during the encapsulation process. Unlike fiberglass insulation, the crawl space insulation installed by your Basement Systems dealer won’t absorb moisture, fall out of place, or lose its R-value.
Batts perform badly. Humid air in the crawl space can cause insulation to become wet. When fiberglass crawl space insulation gets wet, it compresses and falls out of place, doing more harm than good.
Floor & wall together. White TerraBlock™ foam insulation is flexible for easy installation over irregular crawl space floors. It’s cut to fit inside SilverGlo™ wall insulation and beneath the crawl space vapor barrier.
Rigid foam for the rim joist. To seal & insulate the rim joist, SilverGlo™ insulation is cut to fit between joists. Then edges, gaps and rim joist penetrations are sealed with spray foam.
Wall treatment. SilverGlo® rigid foam insulation won’t absorb water or support mold growth and does not allow air infiltration, making it the perfect insulation product for use on crawl space walls.
Call 1-800-875-7551 or contact us online for a free consultation and estimate for crawl space insulation and encapsulation. Get rid of the wet crawl space insulation and make sure your below-grade space stays dry with the proper insulating solutions from Basement Systems, Inc.
TerraBlock™ is high-performance crawl space insulation that includes a durable moisture barrier. The ¾-in.-thick sheet material can be installed directly over any type of crawl space floor, providing a clean, dry surface that helps the home to be more comfortable and energy efficient. Thanks to its puncture-proof design, TerraBlock™ also provides a cushioned surface for anyone who needs to work in your crawl space. To provide drainage in a crawl space that has water seepage, we install TerraBlock™ over drainage matting that directs water to a sump pump. TerraBlock™ can also be used to seal and insulate crawl space walls. It’s compatible with other products in the CleanSpace® system.
SilverGlo® rigid foam insulation is available exclusively from Basement Systems. Thanks to a patented graphite infusion process, SilverGlo™ has higher R-value than standard EPS foam (R-11 for a 2-in.-thick panel). Every SilverGlo™ panel also comes with a shiny integral radiant barrier that reflects heat for enhanced energy efficiency. SilverGlo™ is ideal for insulating basement and crawl space walls because of its excellent thermal properties and exceptional durability. It won’t lose R-value or be damaged by moisture.
Don’t settle for messy, inadequate fiberglass insulation in your crawl space. Let the experts at Basement Systems install the right insulation in the right location, so you never have to worry about crawl space insulation again. We also offer a variety of other crawl space solutions to give you a dry, healthy crawl space.