Uninsulated or poorly insulated crawl spaces can cause cold floors at best and health problems at worst. Many homeowners may be unaware of the problems caused by poor crawl space insulation in their Baltimore homes.
Fixing the most common insulation problems can help you keep your home warmer and save you money. Before calling in a professional, look at your home to see if you suffer from any of these common crawl space insulation problems.
Little or no insulation
This is the most obvious issue. If there isn’t much insulation, your home is going to lose a lot of heat and energy. Adding insulation is key to conserving energy and keeping your home toasty warm in winter.
Fiberglass insulation “sponge”
Traditional fiberglass insulation can act as a sponge for leaks in your basement. Once insulation gets wet, its insulation capabilities are permanently affected. Increased moisture can also lead to more mold growth, which can lead to wood rot in your home and health issues in your family.
Insulation on the ceiling of your crawl space can loosen or fall away completely over time. Occasional checks to make sure your insulation is still in place can ensure that it is doing the best job it can to keep your house warm.
Making sure the crawl space insulation in your Baltimore home is working effectively can save you money, time, and headaches further down the road. Don’t hesitate to contact Armored Basement Waterproofing for more information and professional installation and service.