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Cold Floors

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Cold Floor Relief with Crawl Space Insulation

Cold Floors? Get Crawl Space Insulation Installed

When was the last time you thoroughly inspected your crawlspace? The quote “out of sight, out of mind” certainly rings true in this case. Like most people, you too might have forgotten about the crawlspace which exists beneath your feet. Not maintaining the crawlspace can have negative consequences for your whole house.

A common problem people usually come across is stepping on a chilly floor on a winter morning despite the thermostat operating at full power. This is a clear indication that your home requires crawlspace insulation. The process involves using insulation material to maintain the temperature and quality of air inside the house.

For help with cold floors and crawl space insulation in the greater Hampton Roads, VA / NC region, learn more about BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair at our Home PageAbout Us Page, or Request A Free Quote Page.

Warm Your Cold Floors With New Insulation

The reason your floors feel cold is because cold air is blowing under your house and you probably don’t have adequate crawl space insulation. With open foundation vents, the cold frigid air can freely blow in under your house. The best way to warm your floors is to seal your foundation vents and insulate the walls of your crawl space.

If you’re tired of having cold floors, click here for a free quote to insulate your crawl space.

Benefits Of Crawl Space Insulation

Enhanced Comfort

Depending on the type of insulation you have installed, you will be able to enjoy different benefits from an insulated crawl space. Crawl space insulation eliminates the cold drafty feeling coming through the floors and makes the floors feel much more comfortable to the touch.

If you choose to insulate the walls with Rigid Foam Board Insulation, via crawl space encapsulation, you get to enjoy several other benefits including:

  • Prevent Further Moisture Damage
  • Control Mold & Fungal Growth
  • Save Energy (15-20% Savings)
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality
  • Dry out Floor Framing
  • Helps with Insects
  • Peace of Mind

Improve Air Quality

Both ventilated and unventilated crawlspaces allow moisture, dust, and dirt from entering the space making them a hospitable breeding ground for pests, rodents, mold, and mildew. When this happens, the quality of air inside the house degrades and can give rise to a plethora of health problems. Insulation limits moisture, pollutants, and other allergens from entering the home and thus improves the quality of air inside the house.

The best insulation for air quality is rigid foam board because it does not hold contaminants like fiberglass floor insulation and does not experience “Off-Gassing” like spray foam insulation, which can leave lingering smells for years.

Improve Energy Efficiency

When moisture, dust, and dirt enter your house through the crawlspace, the HVAC system of your house has to work harder to compensate for the change in temperature and air quality. Crawlspace insulation prevents this from happening and makes your HVAC units more efficient. This, in turn, will help you in making significant savings on your energy bill.

Our Rigid Foam Board Insulation includes a ‘Radiant-Barrier’ which traps heat in the crawl space lost by the ductwork. This is where you can experience the highest energy savings and allow your HVAC systems to run more efficiently.

Materials Used In Crawl Space Insulation

Fiberglass Batt Floor Insulation

When moisture, dust, and dirt enter your house through the crawlspace, the HVAC system of your house has to work harder to compensate for the change in temperature and air quality. Crawlspace insulation prevents this from happening and makes your HVAC units more efficient. This, in turn, will help you in making significant savings on your energy bill.

Closed-cell Spray Foam

Expanding foam is compressed in disposable cans or large containers and sprayed on the areas inside the crawlspaces that need to be insulated. It is expensive and unfortunately, it can leave behind odors, known as ‘Off-Gassing’. This musty smell can linger with the home indefinitely. Also, it’s nearly impossible to remove, which is absolutely necessary if structural repairs are ever needed. For these reasons, we do NOT recommend closed-cell spray foam in crawl spaces.

Rigid Foam Board

Rigid Foam Insulation is installed on crawlspace walls by carefully shaping the 4’x’8′ sheets of foam board and gluing them to the walls. These insulation panels are made up of a close-cell insulation design. Rigid foam costs comparatively lesser than spray foam and possesses an R-value equivalent to its spray counterpart. It is waterproof and creates a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering crawlspaces. It also traps heat lost from the ductwork in the crawl space, leading to energy savings.

Customer Reviews

Our Reviews Reflect Our Commitment to Taking Great Care of Our Customers

  • After shopping companies and getting several bids on the same project, we chose Bay Crawl because of their reputation and price. They had our whole house leveled and stabilized in two days. Left our property cleaner than they found it with a smile on their face. Do NOT plan your next project without getting an estimate from Bay Crawl.”

    – Ryan Simpson
  • “Our experience with Bay was outstanding. From first contact everything was smooth and made as easy as possible for us. We were kept informed every step of the process via email, phone, and text. The work was top-notch. The cost was extremely reasonable. We were impressed that Bay did not try to sell services that weren’t required.”

    – Teresa Lackey
  • My experience was nothing but the best with Bay Crawl Space. The price was much more affordable than what another company quoted. Scheduling was easy and painless. They were professional and treated my home as if it was their own. They left me feeling very confident in my decision to go with Bay.”

    – Michael Turner
  • It was an easy decision to choose Bay Crawl Space over the three other estimates I had gotten—not only was the price reasonable based on my research, but Jamie was the only sales advisor who described more than one option that I could choose. The scheduling was very smooth! I am confident that if I have any problems, I can call & they will resolve them.”

    – Diane Taylor
  • “Severe water damage to the structure. We thought we were in real trouble but after talking with them, we felt much better as we were assured that this was “Easy.” Our experience with Bay was better than we have had with any other contractor EVER. Upfront with what to expect, honest in their communications, and fair pricing.

    – Mike O’Neill
  • “We had our crawlspace encapsulated by BAY three years ago at a fraction of the cost of JES’s estimate. The work was done on time and to exceptional standards. The office has been courteous, the workers arrived on time, and the work was accomplished as promised. BAY gets my highest recommendation.”

    – Bob Essman
  • “I am delighted with the crawl space encapsulation completed by Bay Crawl Space & Foundation Repair. What I particularly appreciate about BAY is their attention to detail & commitment to excellence. They were punctual and very much worth the value. I highly recommend Bay Crawl Space to anyone looking for excellent service & an affordable product.”

    – Leslie Ballard
  • “I’m not one to take home repairs lightly so I try and do my research. I got over 4 estimates to have my crawl space encapsulated and some repair work done. BAY beat the others prices by over 10k. Oh and they actually did more work that what the others quoted us to do. They also do quality work. So value for money, BAY is the company to go with.”

    – Benjamin Alexander
  • I had an independent civil engineer out to inspect prior to the BAY visit. I was afraid I might be oversold on repairs I didn’t need. This was not the case. BAY made the same observations and gave same explanations or better. Great job BAY on hiring honest and competent assessors. Very professional, will work with you again!”

    – Zachary Frey
  • “I’m super pleased with the work Bay did us, it made a difference almost immediately. Our service advisor, Beau, did an excellent job of identifying the issues in our crawl and offering reasonably priced solutions. The team they sent out to do the work was awesome. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient!

    – David Green
  • Bay Crawl is by far the number 1 company for all of your crawl space and foundation needs. They are fairly priced. When coupled with the amazing service you receive, its a value that’s unbeatable. Every employee I interacted with was professional, polite, knowledgable, and hard working. You will not deal with a better run company than Bay Crawl.

    – Nicholas Cipriano