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Fiberglass insulation in a crawl space tends to soak up moisture and humidity, growing mold and eventually causing it to "drip" off the ceiling.
Crawl spaces are typically uninsulated and unsealed spaces that tend to soak up the natural cold of the earth around your home. This leads to cold floors and rooms above the crawl space, energy loss, and mold problems. For homeowners with ductwork, pipes or other utilities in the crawl space, energy efficiency problems will be worsened.
Woods Basement Systems, Inc. can help solve all these problems and more in your home with crawl space repair and encapsulation. We offer moisture and mold resistant crawl space insulation materials that are designed to eliminate energy loss and help create a more comfortable home. Call us today at 1-844-204-8198 or contact us online to get started with a free crawl space insulation estimate in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles and the nearby areas.
Many homes, like this one in Carbondale, IL., have dirt crawlspaces. A dirt crawlspace may seem harmless enough, but it can actually damage your home as well as decrease its energy efficiency.
The dirt in a crawlspace can allow animals and bugs to burrow in, as well as water vapor. A dirt crawlspace is also totally uninsulated, allowing conditioned air to escape and allowing humid, hot air in during the summer and frigid, cold air in during the winter. Dirt crawlspaces are full of problems.
But there is a solution to these problems; CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a vapor barrier similar to a pool liner but specifically designed for crawlspaces. This tough, tear-proof liner can block the water vapor rising from the dirt floors or seeping through the walls of the crawlspace as well as block off entries that insects and rodents use to get into the crawlspace. CleanSpace™ is also anti-microbial, meaning mold can't grow on it or get past it. Once a crawlspace is incapsulated with CleanSpace™ it is protected from not only dirt, but insects and rodents as well as water vapor and mold. This opens up an opportunity to insulate the crawlspace as well. Since no animals will be able to rip the insulation, and water vapor and mold spores can't get in to ruin it, the crawlspace is the perfect place to insulate. With insulation below the floor, the entire home will be easier to heat or cool all year round.
A dirt crawlspace is full of problems, but a CleanSpace™ crawlspace can keep your home clean, dry and energy efficient.
Have you ever wanted a solution to your dirty, smelly, damp crawl space? Call Woods Basement Systems today for a free estimate to have your crawl space sealed and insulated! We seal our crawl spaces with our CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System, this liner is a thick, durable liner (like a pool liner) sealing your crawl space from the earth. This allows your space to be dry and clean, creating extra storage space for your home. Also ensuring that the air in your home is cleaner than it was before, as well as saving money on your bills in the summer and winter.
Homeowners Jim and Robin F. of Grayville, Illinois needed a solution for their damp, dirty crawl space. Over the years, the space had become a mess, sending unwanted smells into their home above. After consulting a neighbor, they made a call to Woods Basement Systems. Foreman Jesse C. and his team were able to encapsulate the crawl space using our CleanSpace liner. This transformed the crawl space into a dry, bright usable area beneath their home.
Donna C. of Newton, Illinois was worried about the crawl space below her home. Recently, rainwater had been leaking into the space, creating a muddy damp area. She wanted to transform the space into a useable storage space beneath her home that would stay dry year-round. After receiving a free estimate from Woods Basement Systems, she knew they were the company she wanted to fix her problem. Her crawl space was sealed using patented products like CleanSpace, SaniDry, IceGuard and TripleSafe. Once the installation was done, Donna was comfortable knowing her items in storage would be safe in her newly transformed crawl space.
In Savoy, Illinois homeowner William J. was worried about his wet, damp crawl space. He had noticed in recent months that it was sending unwanted smells into his home above, causing him to finally call around for some estimates. He decided to have Woods Basement Systems seal and waterproof his crawl space after a pleasant interaction with our System Design Specialist. Our foreman Michael Rebenstorff and his team waterproofed the space by installing our SmartSump Sump Pump System. Next, they sealed the space by lining the floors and walls with our CleanSpace liner. Finally, they installed covers over the vents from the outside, keeping the space completely sealed from the earth. Now, William has an extra space in his home for storage, and no longer has to worry about smells in his home.
This dirty crawl space was full of mold, dust, and who knows what else! By installing CleanSpace, the crawl space became a neat and clean area perfect for storage. CleanSpace can turn a worthless nasty area into a tidy useful space.
In Champaign, Illinois homeowner Robert F. was concerned about his crawl space. His crawl space was dirt covered, unsealed and smelly. After talking with a friend, he realized he could fix all of these problems and transform his crawl space into another place for storage in his home. He decided it was time to call Woods Basement Systems and get his crawl space sealed once and for all.
Here at Woods, not only are we the experts in all things basementy and foundation repair, we also seal and transform crawl spaces. Once the job was completed, Robert was happy with the way his crawl space turned out and that he had a new place to store items in his home.
Dorothy of Champaign, Illinois noticed that her crawl space was experiencing flooding and mold growth. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to this on-going issue. She later spoke with system design specialist, Blake R., to discuss what her best options were. Blake recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system in her crawl space.
This album will show the crawl space before the installation process by foreman, Mike R., and his crew.
In Champaign, Illinois homeowner Dan N. wanted a way to seal the crawlspace in his home. He began to notice that the floor above the crawlspace was sinking in and a smell coming from the space. He heard from a friend who had gotten his crawlspace sealed and waterproofed by Woods Basement Systems that he is now able to use the space for storage and it no longer effects the home above. Because of this, Dan finally decided to call Woods.
We sent our foreman Dwayne M. and his team out to the home to seal the crawlspace once and for all. They used our patented CleanSpace liner, which is a thick durable liner (similar to a pool liner) to cover the flooring and walls of crawlspace. Now, Dan has peace of mind knowing his crawlspace is sealed and waterproofed.
Atwood, Illinois resident, Steven M. was concerned about his crawl space. Not only was it wet and musty, but the crawl space was also poorly insulated. Greg B., System Design Specialist, inspected the crawl space and designed a solution.
James L. and his team installed SilverGlo. SilverGlo is insulation designed for the crawl space. It creates a vapor barrier, so it keeps moisture out and won't rot. SilverGlo keeps the cold air out and reflects heat back into the crawl space for maximum energy savings.
David of Mansfield, Illinois wanted to finally repair his musty, dirty crawl space. After searching for possible companies to work with, David found Woods Basement Systems. The next day he set up a consultation with system design specialist, John S., who recommended CleanSpace to clean up the musty area. Thanks to foreman, James L. who lead the team installing the new encapsulation system, now David can rest easy knowing that his home is safe for many years to come!
Woods Basement Systems encapsulates an Illinois homeowner's crawl space with a CleanSpace vapor barrier, a SmartSump Pump and a SaniDry dehumidification unit. The CleanSpace vapor barrier is a durable liner with a factory sealed seam, which ensures zero moisture penetration. The CleanSpace vapor barrier includes brown dimpled sheeting that allows any water to migrate quicker to the SmartSump pump. The SmartSump Pump comes with a radon approved floor drain and a water alarm that will sound if there were ever a water leak. Lastly the SaniDry dehumidification unit will pull the moisture out of the air and drain directly to the SmartSump.
Lisa and Greg P. of Shelbyville, Illinois wanted to have their crawl space sealed. Recently, they had noticed a smell coming from the space, leading up into their home. It was also very damp and wet in the crawl space causing future problems for their home. After talking with a neighbor that had similar problems, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Woods came out to the home to seal the crawl space, getting rid of the smell and moisture in the space. They installed a UltraSump sump pump, a polyethene membrane with our CleanSpace liner on top to seal the space from the earth, as well as adding IceGuard outside of the home with an extended discharge line.
A homeowner from Decatur, Illinois wanted to finally waterproof and update her crawl space, and she knew you to call. Once she reached out to Woods Basement Systems, she was quickly connected with system design specialist, John S., who worked with her to find a permanent way to clean up and waterproof her crawl space.
John gave the recommendation of installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier system onto the walls and floor to seal the crawl space while also giving the space a fresh new look. Head foreman, Chris S. installed the CleanSpace barrier system. Jesse led his team of installers to quickly and efficiently install the new system into Barbara's dirty crawl space.
In Mount Vernon, Illinois homeowner Ben D. was concerned about his crawl space. His crawl space was dirt covered, unsealed and smelly. After talking with a friend, he realized he could fix all of these problems and transform his crawl space into another place for storage in his home. He decided it was time to call Woods Basement Systems and get his crawl space sealed once and for all.
Here at Woods, not only are we the experts in all things basementy and foundation repair, we also seal and transform crawl spaces. In addition, we extend the drainage line underground away from the foundation to further prevent water from entering the home. Once the job was completed, Ben was happy with the way his crawl space turned out and that he had a new place to store items in his home.
Larry W would like his crawlspace cleaned up. Moisture is coming in, creating condensation on the walls. This is creating mold and letting it grow all over the space.
Michael R and an installment crew put in a CleanSpace liner for the crawlspace. This will stop water vapor from getting in, making the space clean and dry. SilverGlo was also added to insulate and regulate the temperature of the space. Lastly, a SaniDry Sedona was installed to dehumidify the air. Larry can now relax knowing his crawlspace will stay clean and dry!
Patty of Carbondale, Illinois noticed that her crawl space was experiencing flooding and mold growth. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to this on-going issue. She later spoke with system design specialist, Sam W., to discuss what her best options were. Blake recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system in her crawl space.
Don M. was having trouble keeping his Rochester, IL home comfortable. He had drafts coming into his home from the crawlspace. His energy bills were high from needing to run his air conditioning and heating much longer to get less change in the temperature of his home so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended insulating and encapsulating his crawl space.
Woods installed SilverGlo over the foundation walls and rim joists in the crawl space. SilverGlo is a graphite-infused rigid foam insulation that has a reflective surface to create a radiant barrier that reflects heat back into the crawl space. SilverGlo is waterproof and mold-resistant so it also prevents moisture from entering into the crawl space through the foundation walls. It seals drafts out and heated and cooled air in the crawl space.
BEFORE: This flooded crawl space in Lebanon, Illinois suffered water damage, compromising the integrity of the support beams and foundation of the home.
AFTER: This problematic crawl space is now completely dry. After addressing structural concerns, Woods Basement Systems installed a waterproofing system as well as a radiant barrier designed to keep this crawl space insulated.
A dirt crawl space under a home can lead to unending problems. The earth has very high humidity in the soil. This water vapor moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into the house environment. Mold thrives and reproduces by producing airborne spores by the millions and some molds are toxic. Insects and critters of all kinds love the damp environment as well. The CleanSpace encapsulation system completely isolates your home from the earth. This dramatically reduces the humidity level in the air which, when combined with sealing outside air and dehumidification, will eliminate mold growth and rot from your crawl space and make the whole house a healthier environment.
The old-fashioned way to insulate a crawl space was to install fiberglass batt insulation between joists and vent the crawl space so outside air could circulate beneath the house. Unfortunately, this combination usually leads to the problems listed above. Fiberglass insulation doesn't respond well to the moist conditions that can be found in a crawl space.
The cotton-like material absorbs moisture, gets soggy, compresses and loses R-value. Fiberglass batts often end up on the crawl space floor in a soggy mess. The main advantage of fiberglass insulation — low cost — is totally negated when the material ceases to perform its main function.
Long-lasting. Rigid foam insulation can't be damaged by moisture and won't degrade in appearance or R-value over time. In a crawl space, it's usually installed against the interior face of foundation walls.
Rigid foam insulation performs much better than fiberglass in a crawl space. This type of insulation is manufactured in panels of different thicknesses. Installers cut the panels to fit against the interior face of crawl space foundation walls. Panels are secured with adhesive or mechanical fasteners.
We typically insulate crawl space walls with
foam board insulation. This brings the crawl space inside the building envelope, which improves overall home energy performance. This will also help make rooms above the crawl space more comfortable and can help lower heating and cooling bills.
Although rigid foam insulation costs more than fiberglass insulation, it's less expensive when you consider that you'll never have to clean up or redo a mess of damaged, ineffective installation. Rigid foam will deliver the same performance and benefits in 15 years as it does on day #1.
Top performance. Covering the crawl space floor with TerraBlock™ insulation creates a durable thermal and moisture barrier.
Does your crawl space need insulation on the floor as well as on the walls? TerraBlock™ insulation has what it takes to handle tough crawl space conditions. It's made from a special type of rigid foam insulation that is flexible enough to install over rough, irregular crawl space floors. Faced on both sides with durable vinyl, TerraBlock™ insulation has excellent puncture and abrasion resistance.
In addition to providing extra insulation value, TerraBlock™ creates a clean, comfortable floor for homeowners and service pros who need to move around in the crawl space.
IF you're interested in improving your home's comfort and energy efficiency with crawl space insulation, the local crawl space contractors at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. are here to help. Call us today at 1-844-204-8198 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate for basement or crawl space insulation in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles, Florissant, Decatur, Belleville, Champaign, St. Peters, O'Fallon, East Saint Louis, and the nearby areas.