Posts Tagged ‘foam board insulation’
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Misconception: Don’t Remove Insulation During Mold Remediation
Not removing the sub-floor insulation during mold treatment comes up on just about every crawl space inspection. The concept of doing less to save money has always been around, but we feel there are some areas of crawl space repair you should make sure are completed properly. Not doing mold remediation properly just to save…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
6 Places to Insulate Vented Crawl Spaces
If your crawl space is open or vented, here are 6 places to insulate your vented crawl space that could save you money and keep out pests. Remember, there is more to properly insulating your crawl space than just throwing up fiberglass batt insulation. You want to make sure you focus on air sealing and…Read More
What is the Best Way to Dry Out a Crawl Space?
Many people ask us, “What is the best way to dry out a crawl space?” In short, the Ninja Way! We have found that, especially in coastal North Carolina, the Crawl Space Ninja System to be especially effective at drying out crawl spaces with a three-part approach. However, before we get into how this system…Read More
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. ORDER TODAY! Michael Church’s Crawl Space Repair Myths-Busted book was written to help you Avoid…Read More
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.Read More