Here in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, crawl spaces often have moisture issues like poor drainage, mold growth, and musty odors — making them uninviting to just about everyone and everything… except for pests. So it’s no wonder that for many local homeowners, the crawl space is an area of the house to avoid.
Vermont Foam Insulation provides comprehensive crawl space insulation services, as well as a number of related wet crawl space and basement solutions, to help Vermont and New Hampshire homeowners waterproof their crawl spaces, improve their home comfort, and more.
The Benefits of Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl space insulation plays an integral role in keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient — especially in the winter when a cold crawl space can make the hardwood floors above as cold as ice.
At Vermont Foam Insulation, we typically install closed cell spray foam insulation along crawl space walls to control moisture, seal air leaks, and regulate crawl space temperatures. We also often install rolls of expanded polystyrene along the crawl space floor (between dimple drainage matting and a heavy duty vapor barrier) to reduce condensation and add insulation to the floor.
When done right, crawl space insulation can provide a number of benefits, including:
Warmer floors in winter
More stable indoor temperatures
Greater energy efficiency
Added moisture control
Healthier indoor air quality
Important Steps Before Crawl Space Insulation
Many crawl spaces have moisture issues caused by heavy rain, poor drainage, plumbing leaks, or nearby water sources. These issues can lead to wood rot, crumbling drywall, and other types of home damage when left unaddressed, so it’s important to resolve moisture issues before having crawl space insulation installed.
At Vermont Foam, we take a comprehensive approach to controlling water vapor and insulating crawl spaces. Before installing insulation in your crawl space, our team will design a custom waterproofing solution based on your crawl space’s unique needs. Your custom solution may include measures like air sealing, sump pump installation, installation of interior perimeter drains, and/or installation of dimple drainage matting and a heavy duty vapor barrier along the crawl space floor. We also install dehumidifiers as needed for extra moisture control.
Start Your Crawl Space Upgrade with a Free Site Visit
If you’re looking to transform your damp crawl space, get in touch with Vermont Foam Insulation, your local crawl space waterproofing and insulation contractor in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. With crawl space services ranging from crawl space drainage and sump pump installation to crawl space insulation and vapor barrier installation, we’re here to help you with your crawl space needs.
A clean, dry, and comfortable crawl space starts with a free site visit with Vermont Foam to determine exactly what your crawl space waterproofing and insulation needs are. If needed, our team can also conduct an in-depth energy audit to give you even more detailed information about your crawl space and home.