Is The Crawl Space Of Your Kittitas County Home Missing Insulation?

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The last thing you want to experience is the adverse effects that having missing insulation in the crawl space in your Kittitas County home can cause. Nobody wants their home to become a space for insects and critters, develop odors and drafts, and create an unhealthy living environment. Insulation in crawl spaces can only last so long before it needs to be replaced. Not to mention the significant role that the weather in Kittitas County can play in your home. While adding insulation to your home may sound like an unnecessary investment, it has a significant impact on the condition of your Kittitas County home.

We Hardly Ever Think About The Crawl Spaces Of Our Home

You may ask, "What is the home's crawl space?" It's typically an out-of-sight, out-of-mind part of our home. But it's essential to understand its purpose, risks, and areas for improvement. It's a narrow, hollow area that is a buffer between your home's first floor and the ground. Crawl spaces are different from a typical basement because they are unheated, unlivable, and smaller. They provide access to plumbing systems and wiring. Its primary purpose is to support the living areas above, but that doesn't mean it doesn't come with many problems. 

Why Crawl Spaces Can Become A Problem Area In Our Home

Crawl spaces may seem like an irrelevant part of the home, but they can become a big problem area in our house without us knowing. However, there are many signs crawl spaces are becoming a problem, including:

  • Higher energy bills
  • Fluctuating indoor temperatures 
  • Evidence of an animal infestation
  • Signs of wet insulation
  • Indoor drafts
  • Settling and compacting over time
  • Outdated insulation materials

A well-insulated crawl space is an ideal solution to keep your home off the ground. However, if it is not adequately ventilated, encapsulated, or sealed, there's a high chance that it will create an unhealthy setting that's perfect for fungi and mold, letting in allergens. With an ill-sealed crawl space, you'll create an uncontrolled situation that affects the rest of the home's temperature and air quality. Ensuring the crawl space has good insulation can reduce your energy bills and help maintain the home's energy efficiency. 

About The Crawl Space Encapsulation Process

crawl space encapsulation is an effective treatment that can solve many common problems. Crawl space encapsulation can help:

  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Make your home more comfortable
  • Improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and furnace

Adding crawl space encapsulation offers many great benefits that make your home safer and more comfortable. A professional crawl space contractor such as Prosite can help you find the right type of insulation for your crawl space. To save money, we recommend insulating only the ceiling and floor joists rather than the entire crawl space. Our experienced professionals will start by repairing and preparing the crawl space by the following process:

  • A Prosite professional will visit and assess the current state of your crawl space. They'll make recommendations on the best type of encapsulation for your needs. 
  • After determining the best crawl space solution, they will remove old insulation, fix any issues, and eliminate pests.
  • They will then add a layer of spray-on insulation to seal vents, gaps, and holes around pipes and air ducts. 
  • Next, they will apply a vapor barrier that attaches to the floor, walls, and ceiling to seal to encapsulate the crawl space. 
  • They will then use sealing tape and fasteners to attach and seal the barrier. The barrier will wrap and fill around pillars and piers in your crawl space.

Typically, the process can take anywhere from one day to a week, depending on the unique crawl space needs.

Contact Prosite Today To Learn More Today!

Don't wait to insulate your crawl space. If you don't have enough insulation or your crawl space isn't insulated, you may miss out on significant energy savings! Get in touch with the experts at Prosite for a free consultation to see the difference encapsulation in your crawl space can make for your home.