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Crawlspaces are prone to high levels of humidity and moisture that can lead to mold and mildew. Inadequate insulation allows toxins from mold and dangerous outside air pollutants to enter living areas of the home.

Have you ever walked barefoot across a tile or vinyl floor and noticed that it seemed very cold? Insulating the crawlspace or basement increases the comfort level in your home and decreases heating and cooling expenses.

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How you insulate a crawlspace depends on whether it's ventilated or unventilated. Most building codes require vents to aid in removing moisture from the crawlspace. Howeever, many building professionals now recognize that building an unventilated crawlspace (or closing vents after the crawlspace dries out following construction) is the best option in homes using proper moisture control and exterior drainage techniques.

 

A VAPOR BARRIER slows or prevents the evaporation of ground moisture into the crawspace air. A vapor barrier resists the passage of air. This is important because once moisture reaches the inside of the home, it can cause mold and mildew damage, wood rot, insect infestations and blistering paint.

*  No internal living space is lost as all the insulation is on        the outside walls.

*  Can help reduce condensation problems and black mold growth.

*  Reduces heat loss.

*  The risk of condensation and cold-bridging is eliminated as the whole building is wrapped in insulation.

*  Thicker or higher performing insulation can be used resulting in warmer walls.

*  No internal redecoration is required, particularly kitchens and bathrooms.

*  Dramatically reduce drafts in the winter.

*  Quieter home - Far less noise penetrates the walls.

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