Your crawl space is the area of your home that requires insulation to seal out moisture, heat, and ac leaks. When it fails to stay intact, it can lead to a soggy, nasty mess that allows mold to colonize on the wood under your house. Further down the road, mold and radon can infest your crawl space and lead to health problems. Prevent these problems upfront by keeping your insulation from falling into the crawl space. Read below for tips to prevent falling insulation.
Avoid fiberglass insulation since it is fragile with the tensile strength of a spiderweb. This itchy substance that looks like a cloud resists moisture absorption but allows water to sit. Instead, consider these forms:
Incorrect installation can cause your insulation to fall and become damaged. Make sure you have the proper plan to keep it in place.
Don’t be caught off guard. Fallen insulation leads to the growth of unsightly spores. Your family’s health is at stake. If you notice that your floor is damp or cold, consider checking your crawl space to see what is going on. If you have the fiberglass type, consider having it switched out for foam spray, foam boards, or encapsulation.
Encapsulation offers you a long-term foolproof solution to keeping your crawl space sealed. If you are interested in encapsulation or other crawl space solutions call Atlantic Foundation.
Sources-What You Should Know About Spray Foam Insulation – Paragon Protection (paragon-protection.com)
Your Quick Guide to Insulating Crawl Space (Project Primer) – Bob Vila
Crawl Space Insulation Problems: Watch Out for These 6 Issues (retrofoamofmichigan.com)
What Is the R-Value of Foam Board Insulation? (With Chart) – Attainable Home
What is the Best Crawl Space Insulation? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass) (retrofoamofmichigan.com)