Improve Efficiency With Crawl Space Insulation
Controlling temperature is difficult in crawl spaces based on the way they’re designed. They are not built with any type of insulation, so it usually needs to be added. Once the crawl space is insulated it will prevent moisture and humidity to be able to enter and build up. This will eliminate the chance of mold being able to grow in the space.
Water damage in a crawl space can cause many different problems. If your crawl space is not insulated, it is more susceptible to extensive damage caused by water. Humidity can build up and cause condensation to take over your walls and your floors.
Even if you have insulation, it is possible to still have water damage in your crawl space that can affect your insulation. If your crawl space floods, your insulation can become soaked and create an environment for mold growth. Wet insulation will not only not be effective any longer, but it can cause even more extensive damage with mold growth.
If left untreated, mold can start growing within wet insulation in as little as 24 hours. If mold takes over your insulation, it must be replaced immediately.
Not only does insulation control the temperature in your home, but it also helps control temperature inside your home. An insulated crawl space helps maintain temperature control inside your home and keeps your floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
MidAmerica Basement Systems offers several different crawl space solutions to keep your crawl space dry and healthy. If you notice humidity in your crawl space or if it’s hard to control temperature inside your home, insulation will help with these problems and make your crawl space healthier and easier to maintain.