Can I Insulate Foundation Walls of Vented Crawl Space?

When is it best to insulate the foundation walls of your crawl space? Can you insulate the walls of a vented crawl space? Recently, we received this question on our Ask-a-Ninja page. If you have a question, please let us know. Q: What would be the problem if we did wall insulation and kept some…

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Winterizing Your Crawl Space

Winterizing your crawl space is a must have if your home resides anywhere temperatures fall below 32 degrees. The crawl space winterization package is exclusively offered by Crawl Space Ninja to ensure your crawl space is performing at peak efficiency. The winterization of your crawl space will help by offering the best available comfort for…

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Tips for Attaching Foamboard to Brick Walls

Many older homes are built on brick or stone foundation walls and can be difficult to insulate during crawl space encapsulation. In this article, we discuss tips for attaching foamboard to brick or stone foundation walls. Butyl Tape Can Help Attach Foamboard to Brick Using 2-sided foundation butyl tape is a great way to assist…

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Misconception: Vapor Barrier Will Insulate Crawl Space

Many crawl space contractors tell homeowners the vapor barrier will insulate the crawl space. We have homeowners ask if this is true and the short of it is no. Vapor barrier is designed to inhibit moisture, not insulate (unless it is InsulBarrier). There are some insulation vapor barriers on the market and we use a…

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Crawl Space Insulation FAQ

Welcome to the crawl space insulation FAQ (frequently asked questions) by Crawl Space Ninja. This information is designed to help you make your home more efficient. The questions being answered come from our Ask a Ninja Program. Please let us know if you have a question you’d like us to answer. You can leave them…

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Should Rim Joist Be Insulated?

The rim joist is a joist that runs around the perimeter of the floor joists and home. It normally is accessed via the crawl space or basement and according to BuildingScience.com is a critical place to air seal your home. Critical Seal (Spray Foam Rim Joist) https://www.buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/critical-seal-spray-foam-at-rim-joist Rim joist insulation is ignored by many professional…

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Spray Foam Insulation

The list of advantages of using spray foam insulation doesn’t end here. According to some people who have used our services, their energy bills were reduced for up to 40%. Furthermore, this type of insulation significantly reduces noise transmission.

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