Fiberglass Batt Versus Spray Foam: Crawl Space Solutions

March 23, 2022

Interested in encapsulating your crawl space, but don’t want to break the bank? We can help! While we typically recommend spray foam, we know it’s not an option for every homeowner due to budget constraints. We have developed a system that closes the gap quite a bit to get a snug space for the owner, without the big expense. Spray foam also off-gasses quite a bit and can cause issues for those with asthma or other sensitivities. We know that each family is different and we strive to figure out a way to make you the most comfortable! Both in your home and in your wallet!

The system we use is accomplished by installing R-19 fiberglass batt insulation in the floor joists. (We can even leave current insulation if it isn’t degraded and the correct R value!) We then run 10 mil vapor barrier all the way up the foundation wall. This closes off the foundation vents and encapsulates the space. Humidity control still needs to be established by either installing a dehumidifier or adding 1-2 supply vents to the HVAC system if it's located in the crawl space. By doing this, we are able to accomplish a conditioned crawl space without the expense of spray foam! Check out a recent before and after below where we used this very system to great result!

Benefits of a Conditioned Crawl Space can include:

∙Cleaner indoor air quality

∙Humidity and moisture control

∙Energy savings

∙Pest Deterrence

∙Improved comfort

∙Reduced Allergens

Want to learn more about the crawl space solutions we offer?Check out our page hereto learn more! Ready to talk? Contact us!

OUR SERVICE AREAS: Tredegar Construction provides crawlspace encapsulation and crawl space solutions in Richmond, Virginia and the following areas: Ashland, Charles City County, Chester, Chesterfield County,City of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Hopewell, King William County, New Kent County, Petersburg, Powhatan County and more in the metro Richmond area! Don’t see your area listed? You may still be in our service area! Just give us a call or shoot us an email to see.

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