Basements & Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Insulation in Marietta, GA

Allow Foster Insulation to Plug the Leaks in Your Crawl Space

Basements and crawl spaces play a significant role in the overall feel of a home and are big culprits when it comes to air leaks. This is because they aren’t protected from air leakage or outside temps the way other areas of your home are, resulting in the infiltration of unconditioned air into your house. The outcome is a home with inefficient heating and cooling costs, even if you’ve invested in a robust HVAC system. Instead of forcing your furnace or air conditioner to work overtime to compensate, invest in a more efficient solution: proper insulation. Foster Insulation provides crawl space encapsulation to Marietta, GA. We have solutions to create a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.

What is a Crawl Space?

Crawl spaces and basements are vital for your home’s mechanical systems.  In the case of crawl spaces, they primarily exist to create space between the first floor of your home and the ground. They contain piping, ductwork and electrical wiring. They are useful for preserving the aesthetics of your home while providing a functional space for home equipment. They also come with drawbacks including moisture and unconditioned air. Crawl space encapsulation and spray foam insulation easily rectify the draftiness of the average crawl space.

The Types of Basement and Crawl Space Insulation

Foster Insulation uses a variety of insulation materials throughout your home, but crawl spaces require a specific approach. Fiberglass batt insulation is not ideal because it does not naturally air seal and is not the insulating product that best resists moisture. With the high moisture content in a crawl space, it’s important to use an insulating product that resists moisture.  For crawl space encapsulation, we recommend spray foam insulation. This technique is useful because the foam hardens and expands, allowing us to insulate the area thoroughly. Spray foam insulation can also be installed in basement box sills to add thermal protection and seal air leaks.

A More Friendly Monthly Budget

Insulating your basement or crawl space results in lower energy bills. You might think your energy bills are low, but they can be more economical. Insulating your basement or crawl space can help.

Your HVAC System Will Thank You

HVAC systems aren’t meant to work in overdrive to function, which is what happens when you don’t insulate your crawl space. Take the stress off your system. You’ll enjoy a long lifespan from one of the most expensive appliances in your home.

Cleaner Indoor Air

Air quality is essential, and this is never more critical than in households with people who have allergies or asthma. When installed properly, crawl space insulation results in fewer allergens from a damp, dirty crawl space being drawn into the home.

Foster Insulation Offers Free Estimates for Crawl Space Insulation

No matter how you utilize your crawl space, insulation is critical. Whether used for excess storage space or as an extension of your living space, your crawl space and basement are crucial parts of your home. Foster Insulation’s experts know how to make crawl spaces more comfortable. We understand how to apply spray foam insulation in a manner that protects your home, lessens the strain on your HVAC system, and helps reduce your energy bills. If you’re uncertain whether you need crawl space insulation, never fear; we offer free estimates. Give us a call today. We will check your basement or crawl space, investigate the box sills and rim joists, and recommend a course of action. Our goal is to improve your home to create healthier and more comfortable rooms. For more information, contact us today.