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Insulation in an Open Crawl Space

by | Friday, October 16, 2015 |

Crawl Space InsulationThere are three major environment situations that call for insulation in a crawl space. The first is your standard dirt floor (may have some plastic laid on the floor) crawl with open vents which is referred to as an open crawl space. This environment is similar in temperature to the outside air in the winter which causes the homes floors to be cold and rooms farthest from the furnace to be drafty. Frozen water lines are common in this situation as is an odor in the warmer...

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A Conditioned Crawl Space

by | Friday, July 24, 2015 |

This design is referred to by many different names; encapsulated crawl space, closed crawl space, conditioned crawl space. All of these names refer to essentially the same thing but may have a different process. The vents are permanently closed. The crawl space is completely sealed off from any moisture infiltration by using a heavy duty vapor barrier like SilverBack™. In a conditioned crawl space the foundation walls need to be insulated with a rigid foam to keep any cold air from entering...

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Spray Foam Insulation in a Crawl Space

by | Monday, May 4, 2015 |

It sounds like a good Idea“Spray foam is a good moisture barrier with a low perm rating“, False. Closed cell spray foam has a perm rating of 2.6 at a thickness of 1?. In order to get to a perm rating of less than 1, the spray foam will need to be a minimum of 3.5? thick. This type of insulation has a fairly high R-value at 6.0 per inch. This means that you will need to buy an R-21 worth of spray foam in order to get a perm rating under 1.0. This product is priced by the square foot per inch of...

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Conditioned Crawl Space, Cooling & Your Money

by | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 |

Save Money this Summer with a Conditioned Crawl SpaceWhen our heating and cooling expenses get our of control we generally turn to insulation to give us some relief. This can be the right thing to do in many cases, but today I want to talk about preventing the number one culprit for high cooling costs.When we think about cooling our homes, generally that means removing the heat from the home. When our home is hot in the summer and it’s uncomfortable we will cool the air or better known as air...

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