Insulate crawl space?
Why would you crawl space must isolate? In older houses, about 10 to 15% of the heat is quickly lost through the floor. Of course you don't want this and that is why the importance of good insulation is extra great. Reason enough to go into this in more detail to give you insight into the insulation of the floor and that preserving the crawl space is also recommended for you.
When is crawl space insulation and good ventilation recommended?
Crawl space insulation is a form of home insulation in which the insulation material is installed directly under or in the floor. You can significantly reduce the risk of damp problems in your home. By choosing an airtight renovation floor with good ventilation, the moisture can no longer rise to the floor or walls of the house via the crawl space. Wood rot due to poor ventilation or due to packed beams with insulation material is now a thing of the past. This also prevents the cold from reaching your home from the ground.
Benefits of insulating your crawl space
Insulating your crawl space by means of floor insulation is of great importance, because:
Should we keep the crawl space if we want to insulate the floor?
We regularly get the question: "Should we keep the crawl space if we want to insulate the floor or even have it replaced?". We always advise to keep it and to ventilate it well. Especially in old houses with a damp crawl space and/or high groundwater level. In the past, ventilation holes were often plugged to prevent cold and drafts. As a result, the moisture could no longer escape and the wooden beams often rotted, resulting in moisture problems in the home. If you fill up your crawl space, this problem will repeat itself. The moisture will still find its way through the building walls after a few years and that moisture will also end up in the floor. In addition to moisture problems, this also causes cold feet and discomfort.
The space will also no longer be accessible for inspections, replacement of pipes or repairs, now and in the future. We therefore recommend that you always keep the crawl space and ventilate it well. Whichever system you choose.
Renovation floor with retention of crawl space
So do you want to keep your crawl space and a renovation floor have it placed? Then we always recommend our Compofloor. The advantage of installing an insulated composite renovation floor is that the crawl space is preserved. In addition, it is a great advantage that the floor can be finished with your floor finish within a few days.
Maintain and ventilate your crawl space, the advantages of the Compofloor
A new floor (or have your old floor replaced) entails a lot. You have to take many factors into account and therefore also the ventilation of your crawl space. Our Compofloor is moisture-resistant and airtight anyway, which means that we largely solve the problem of moisture under the floor. We only recommend that you ventilate your crawl space.
Ventilating a crawl space not only helps to reduce moisture, but is also important to expel unhealthy pollution. Think, for example, of chemical and explosive substances such as Radon, Thoron, Methane, Nickel, Arsenic, Arsenic, Phosphate or Hydrogen Sulphide! If you want more information, you can always contact us.