Basement insulation is beneficial because it can save you money on heating in your home. It provides a dry and healthy living area for you and your family. A dry basement is important because it is less likely to be prone to foster insect or termite activity.
In addition, you want to have a dry basement area because it helps to avoid any mold-like substance issues that can occur.
In the summer, it helps keep cool air in, and in the winter, helps keep warm air in.
Efficient Types of Insulation for the Basement
When it comes time to insulate or re-insulate your basement, it is important to consider the basement conditions prior to selecting the type of insulation for the installation.
Our diagnostics performed during your Basement Evaluation help to outline the pros and cons of each approach, and to outline the various benefits to energy savings, r-value and more.
Encapsulated Floor Insualtion
Encapsulated floor insulation is housed in a polyethylene vapor retarder.
This material helps to protect the insulation from the inherently moist environment of the basement.
Encapsulated insulation performs better than that of Kraft Faced, or Open Faced Insulation as it comes with the added level of protection of the vapor retarder.
Rigid Foam Board Insulation
Rigid Foam Board Insulation is moisture resistant and does not lose R-Value when exposed to water.
This type of insulation helps to close the building envelope off where it meets the exterior of the home, and it helps to seal off any minor air leaks on the foundation wall.
Rigid Foam Board Insulation is a great approach for Basements prone to water issues.
Here at Jersey Shore Crawlspace, we offer the highest quality of defense against damp basements, energy efficiency, and other issues that can occur in homes with basements. We offer both encapsulated floor insulation and foundation sidewall insulation. Insulating your basement benefits your home because it lowers energy costs and improves your indoor air quality.
Book an Evaluation
Having one of our trained technicians out to your home to ensure there are no issues will benefit you by reducing energy consumption, lowers moisture content, and increases indoor comfort. Prior to insulating, we provide a full evaluation to see if your home has any issues relating to your indoor air quality. Contact us today to book an evaluation!