If you’re like most property owners, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your crawl space. This probably also means that you don’t spend much time thinking about crawl space encapsulation. Having your crawl space properly encapsulated is vital to ensure the structural integrity, overall energy efficiency, and comfort of your home. Here at The Hayes Company, we are insulation contractors with over 40 years of experience insulating all areas of homes and businesses. Please continue reading below about why crawl space encapsulation is important and contact our team to schedule a free consultation today!
The Crawl Space: A Problem Area
Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems more than any other part of your building. This is due in part to their proximity to the soil. The soil has high humidity, which seeps into a crawl space, causing it to become damp. This damp environment can harbor unwanted and unhealthy visitors such as mold and other pests. Mold in a crawl space can cause air quality issues and affect the health of your family.
Just because a crawl space is located underneath your home doesn’t mean that unhealthy conditions are confined there. The natural airflow of a building moves from bottom to top. As your building naturally breathes, the moist, unhealthy air from your crawl space flows up and into living areas, affecting those in your home or building and costing you extra money each month on energy bills.
The Crawl Space: The Solution
The solution to a damp and leaky crawl space is proper insulation and air sealing, also known as crawl space encapsulation. At The Hayes Company our spray foam specialists offer industry-leading crawl space encapsulation services for homes and businesses. By properly encapsulating your crawl space through air sealing and insulating, you get the following benefits:
- A more comfortable and healthier living environment for you and everyone in the building
- Lower energy costs due to greatly reduced air leakage from your crawl space
- Additional clean and dry storage space
The Hayes Company Crawl Space Encapsulation Process
Our Nashville insulation professionals utilize a two-step method when installing crawl space insulation. First, we install a vapor barrier using a 6 or 10 millimeter poly liner to seal out soil moisture. Then we install spray foam along the crawl space walls to add R-value and seal air leaks. This process keeps soil moisture and pests away from your home’s foundation. The final result is a clean and dry crawl space and a much more energy efficient building overall.