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Crawl Space Insulation

by | Tuesday, August 11, 2015 |

Crawl Space Insulation TipsThe hot topic for the fall season is, what is the proper way to insulate a crawlspace? There are really two ways to get the most bang for your buck: one is adding insulation in the crawl space in the proper place, in the proper way and the other is to close the foundation vents that let in the outside air. Let’s compare a crawl space to a basement for just a minute. Basements have windows, crawl spaces have foundation vents. Basements are under the home and so are...

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Installing Rigid Foam Insulation with a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

by | Sunday, February 7, 2016 |

To get the most out of the SilverBack™ vapor barrier and foundation insulation, be sure to install both correctly. This diagram shows how to install them in your crawl space. If you want to learn more about crawl space insulation, check out this article.By installing the crawl space vapor barrier over the insulation you will prevent holes in the vapor barrier from securing the rigid foam to the wall. It goes without saying that the holes would not be a good thing. The rigid foam will not absorb...

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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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