Thursday, January 27th, 2022 by Morgan Kenney
Winters can be tough in so many ways. It can affect your home's foundation, your concrete, and even the inside of your home. Your home is supposed to be a warm escape from the brutal temperatures outside but when frigid air seeps through the home, it is less than a comforting embrace.
Cold air gets even colder when it crosses over water and can create even cooler wind. That wind/cold air can enter your crawl space under your home and go through the ducts in your home or even up through the floors. Cold floors and cold air in the home is not good- who wants to wear 3 pairs of socks and a parka in their home? No one. A way to combat the cold entering your home is to turn your heat up, which will cost you more money and still will not solve the problem.
To keep your toes warm and save money this winter, and all the winters in the future, there are a few things you can do. First things first would be getting an inspection to find out what your needs are and the options you have. Second would be to get your crawl space encapsulated. We use CleanSpace which is a thick liner that installs on the floors and walls. This liner keeps out water vapor, pests, humidity, and cold air.
Since the CleanSpace liner will not block the vents to your home, we suggest installing vent covers as well. CleanSpace Crawl Space Vent Covers create an airtight seal to keep outside air, moisture, and pests out. Lastly, you should seal the entryways into the crawl space to keep the moisture and cool temps out of the home which stops the floors from getting cold. Everlast Crawl Space Doors, which are made of inorganic plastic so they won’t rot, create an airtight barrier between the outside of your home and the crawl space.
All these things can be installed within a day so that you don’t have to worry about people coming and going multiple times plus your home can warm up without high costs in no time!