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INSULATION

Benefits of adding floor insulation or replacing old ineffective insulation?

Insulation is rated by R value. The higher the number, the more effective it is in stopping unconditioned air from entering into your home or heated air from leaving your home.

If you have no insulation at all in your floor and you add R-19 you will experience a 90% improvement in reducing heat loss. If you already have R-19 and you upgrade to R-30 you will experience a 36% improvement after the upgrade.

The benefits of adding floor insulation or replacing old one:

  • Improved comfort: Floor insulation will help keep the temperature of your floor closer to the actual room temperature and will also minimize unwanted drafts coming from the crawl area. It will also make your home quieter by providing sound control.
  • Lower energy costs by keeping the conditioned air in your home and keeping out the cold moist unconditioned air.
  • Reduces the risk of your plumbing pipes freezing.
  • A well insulated building can improve fire safety by reducing air leakage that could otherwise provide nourishment to a fire.

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Russ, Virginia BEACH

“Very good job remodeling our crawl space, very respectful and professional, done in a very timely manner.”

Nora, Chesapeake

“All contracted work was completed within a reasonable time, which included thorough clean up and hauling away of all debris. Very impressed with their prompt, professional manner.”

Larry, Virginia Beach

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How does the air from my crawl space get into my home

In many ways: tiny cracks in the floors, around air registers, space around plumbing pipes, heating and air conditioning ducts especially return air ducts. In fact research shows that up to 50% of the air in your home comes from your crawlspace. This infiltration brings with it odors, moisture, mold mildew, fungi spores or radon gas that is in your homes crawlspace.

  • Why is crawl space health so important to my family

Dirt crawl spaces provide a dark, damp, dirty environment that is rich in organic materials. These are exactly the conditions needed for molds, fungi, and other microbes to thrive. Many of these molds and fungi can cause illness or irritation as their spores drift up into the home's living space (individuals with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions are especially vulnerable).

  • Does concrete stop mice and rats from entering the home

These rodents are burrowing animals and they often enter the home under footings and into the crawl space. A concrete floor is an impenetrable barricade.

  • Why are termites so dangerous to my home

These insects can not be detected in the early stages of invasion without the special equipment. Termites have the ability to go undetected within your home, sometimes for years, eating away at the structure. Their stealth tactics of eating wood, when outwardly it looks completely uninjured, are the cause of their late discovery

  • I have foundation cracks. What should I do

Sometimes cracks occur from settling, and usually happen within the first three years of the home. Horizontal cracks may need structural repair, but most cracks are vertical and do not affect the compressive strength of the foundation. However, cracks on outside walls are subject to water seepage and should be repaired.

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