Times flies and it is already spring! We will enjoy more sunshine and warmer weather. But it also means winter snow and ice will be melting and we can expect spring showers.
It is important to make sure that your crawl space is in good condition so water does not enter and your home maintains its structural integrity.
To prepare your home for spring, keep these tips in mind when you examine your crawl space:
If your crawl space is correctly insulated and conditioned, the floors in your home will sustain a more even temperature. Consider using spray foam insulation if you decide to insulate your crawl space. One benefit of spray foam is that it insulates, seals cracks and other penetration points in one process.
You can add storage space and increase the square footage of your home by totally sealing your crawl space (also known as a conditioned crawl space).
The formation of cracks in your crawl space walls is common. These cracks should be sealed to keep moisture and pests out of your crawl space. Spray foam can help by insulating and air sealing in one step.
By directing drainage away from your foundation you will help keep water from coming into your crawl space. With proper drainage away from your home, water will flow away from your crawl space. If you notice that water is pooling around your home, it is time to call a landscape architect or other professional to correct this issue by adding grading around your home.
With the arrival of Spring, now is a great time to check out your crawl space. Contact our office to schedule a free estimate. Contact us if you have other crawl space or insulation questions!