We installed a combination of insulation and vapor barriers in this crawl space. The insulation prevents air flow and the vapor barrier stops water vapor from being released into the air from the ground.
The CleanSpace system in this home not only improves the air quality of the home, but also handles the stresses of everyday life. Its durable plastic liner was designed to keep your crawlspace functional and have the ability to be walked on and used for storage.
When a crawlspace or basement is constructed with block walling, a mass amount of airflow can invade the room and throw off desired temperatures. Adding insulation and the CleanSpace encapsulation system solves this problem by stopping airflow.
You can see how the block walling style of this crawlspace lacks tight seals at the joints and seems, thus letting airflow invade into the crawlspace. The open earth ground also allows tons of water vapor to be released into the air.
On occasion a home's crawlspace might require added insulation as well as a vapor barrier. This added insulation helps to regulate the homes temperature, which in turn saves money on energy bills. Typically, a home with block walls will require insulation because that style walling allows a large amount of airflow to invade the home due to the high number of joints and cracks in that type of walling. Combining the insulation with a vapor prevents the skewing of your home's temperature and humidity.