How often do you look into your crawl space? The crawl space is one of the most forgotten places in your home, although it holds many important components. Plumbing, electrical lines, and vents are all found in your crawl space. But what else is lurking in there? Open and untreated crawl spaces can breed mold, odors, and gases that seep into your living environment. As much as half of the air that we breathe in our home comes from below grade, making it crucial that this area stays dry and safe.
An uninsulated crawl space is also to blame for cold floors in the winter. Cold air can infiltrate your home through vents, foundation walls, and gaps or cracks in your crawl space foundation.
Insulating the walls of your crawl space and closing it off from the elements by sealing all air leaks is the key to conserving energy, keeping out moisture, and protecting plumbing pipes and HVAC ducts from freezing temperatures. In addition to air sealing and insulating, a vapor barrier covering the ground will keep your crawlspace dry. A vapor barrier is a thin layer of impermeable material used in construction to prevent moisture from damaging a building.
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