It’s the thing that no one wants to experience when they step out of bed in the morning during the winter: You finally muster the energy to slip out from underneath the warm covers, only to find when you step onto that hardwood floor that it’s as cold as ice. Suddenly the thought of sneaking back into bed is really enticing.
What if your hardwood and tile floors didn’t have to be this way during the winter? What if instead of relying on slippers and warm socks just to feel comfortable at home, you could make one home upgrade and put an end to cold floors once and for all? Well, you can when you encapsulate your crawl space.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Many houses here in the Atlanta area have vented or open crawl spaces with fiberglass insulation installed between the floor joists. This lets outside air travel freely into the crawl space, where it is then sucked into your home via the heating and air conditioning systems and air leaks left behind by the builder. Meanwhile, the fiberglass insulation degrades and falls out of place over time. All of this is a formula for cold floors, excess indoor moisture, mold, and unhealthy indoor air quality.
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of closing up the crawl space and making it a conditioned part of your home. We use a heavy duty vapor barrier, spray foam insulation, and vent covers as part of this process. We’ll also install a dehumidifier, a drainage system, and crawl space sump pump to keep out incoming water and excess moisture.
With crawl space encapsulation, you’ll have a clean, dry foundation for your home instead of that dirty and musty space under your floors that you’d rather forget about.
The Benefits: No More Cold Floors & So Much More
Many homeowners ask us what the benefits of crawl space encapsulation and insulation are. To name a few, you can expect:
- Warmer floors in the winter
Encapsulated crawl spaces are better at keeping the cold and drafts out.
- Greater energy efficiency
Heating and air conditioning systems are able to run more efficiently and less often with an encapsulated crawl space.
- Lower heating & cooling costs
With more efficient heating and air conditioning systems comes lower heating and cooling bills.
- Greater humidity control
The vapor barrier, spray foam insulation, and dehumidifier all work together to keep excess moisture out of your crawl space and home.
- Healthier indoor air quality
By keeping outside air and excess moisture out, you’ll prevent mold growth and reduce your exposure to outside pollutants.
Put an End to Cold Floors Once and For All
Do you ever find yourself asking “Why are my floors always cold?” or “What’s that smell coming from my vents?” If so, encapsulating your crawl space is the solution. Our team of insulation specialists is here to help you experience the benefits of a conditioned crawl space and increase the overall energy efficiency of your home with professional crawl space encapsulation services.