Insulating the ground under a house is not always necessary. If you're considering insulating the ground under a basement, for example, you might want to consider whether or not you intend to encapsulate the space.
Don't Insulate Your Crawl Space
Crawling through the attic may be fun if you're a kid, but it can also be dangerous if you aren't careful. Insulating your attic is one of the best ways to keep heat from escaping into your home. You'll save money on heating bills and make your home safer.
Remembering that coding is the minimum requirement for any business, many crawlspaces companies aren't even doing the minimum required to make their crawl spaces healthy and energy efficient.
Insulating a Vented Crawl Space
Insulate your basement floors with insulation material. It will prevent heat loss through the walls and provide an additional layer of protection against moisture penetration.
Insulate during crawl space encapsulation
In Tennessee, we find this not helpful because we do not live in a very hot climate. We would rather heat our home with natural gas instead of electricity. However, we live in an area with lots of rain. So, if we were doing this project, we would probably insulate the floors of the basement and the attic. If we felt the insulation needed to be removed due to moisture or mold damage, then we would insulate the walls of the basement and the walls of the attic. This will help us keep the humidity down and prevent any further problems.
Insulating the crawl space and air sealing the sub-floor along with rim joist insulation and air sealing is a great way to ensure your entire home is energy efficient. We hope you enjoyed this article; please let us know if you have any comments below. Also, please contact us if you want a free crawl space inspection.