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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space insulation is a key factor in maintaining energy efficiency and comfort in your home. Unfortunately, many crawl spaces are poorly insulated – or not insulated at all!

The experts Green Building Advisor are straight forward: “Crawl space walls should be insulated with rigid foam or closed-cell spray polyurethane foam.”

Many crawl spaces may have been insulated, but the materials are not sufficient – or ventilation may be causing more harm than good.

AGL Spray Foam has insulated and encapsulated hundreds of crawl spaces in Greater Philadelphia and knows what it takes to eliminate every problem your crawl space might cause.

My Crawl Space Is Up To Code. Is This A Bad Thing?

It depends! Old building codes required crawl spaces to be vented.

Despite the rumor that vented spaces allow for smooth air circulation (thought to be beneficial in the sweltering summer months), research has determined that vented crawl spaces are actually more prone to moisture problems and mold.

Here’s what’s really happening in your vented crawl space: as hot, humid air filters through your home, it comes in contact with the cool surfaces under the house. This leads to condensation buildup, which can lead to a mold infestation and thousands of dollars in repairs.

A normal crawl space
Crawl space look like this? AGL can help.

How Can I Fix This Problem?

Fortunately, updated codes abide by the recent discovery that sealed spaces are actually better – and more energy efficient – for your home.

Today, best practices are to make crawl spaces impervious and conditioned as if they were any other area of your house. Even if your crawl spaces are vented, AGL Spray Foam can apply the perfect amount of closed-cell insulation to seal the area, making it air-tight and moisture-free.

Crawl space encapsulation is another method to help improve indoor air quality. Encapsulation is the process of sealing your space by installing a heavy-duty moisture barrier on the walls and floors. Encapsulating your crawl space is the perfect solution to excess humidity and moisture.

Properly encapsulating your crawlspace will reduce or eliminate most complaints associated with poor comfort while reducing utility bills by as much as 40%!

A completed crawl space with spray foam insulation
A properly-insulated crawl space.

Ready to schedule your in-home consultation?

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What Does The Process Look Like?

A normal crawl space
Installing a new crawl space liner
Adding spray foam insulation to the crawl space walls
A completed crawl space with spray foam insulation

Remove all debris and old liners from the crawl space

Install a brand new, 15 mil heavy duty liner

Apply spray foam to the walls and seal the liner to the foam

Enjoy your insulated crawl space and energy efficient home!

The best part – the entire project will be done in one day!

Ready To Be Fix Your Crawl Space?

Start the process today and get your free evaluation by calling us at (800) 957-1229 or completing the quick form below!

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