Spring is coming! That means more sunny days and warmer temperatures. It also means winter melting and spring showers.
Spring is here! That means more sun and warmer days. It also means melting snow and spring showers. Make sure your crawl space is in proper condition to help keep water out and maintain the structural integrity of your home.
When preparing your home for spring, keep these things in mind when checking your crawl space:
By properly insulating and conditioning your crawl space, you can help the floors in your home maintain a constant temperature. If you decide to insulate your crawl space, consider spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulates and seals cracks and any other penetration points in one application. If you decide to completely seal your crawl space (also known as a conditioned crawl space) you could add storage space to the square footage of your home.
It is common for cracks to form in the walls of a crawl space. You can assist in keeping water and pests out of your crawl space by sealing these points. Spray foam can help by insulating and air sealing in one step.
Keep water out of your crawl space by moving it away from your foundation. By ensuring that water can drain away from your home, it will not enter your crawl space. If water pools around your home, consider contacting a professional to address issues with grading around your home.
Spring showers and winter melting are here! Now is the time to examine your crawl space. Contact our office to schedule a free estimate. Have other crawl space or insulation questions? Give us a call!
Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the Texas Coastal Bend area since Hurricane Carla in September 1961. The flooding resulting from Harvey’s flooding is one of the worst weather disasters in U.S. history. It’s estimated the storm damage will amount to up to 1000 billions of dollars.
Even though Hurricane Harvey is off the front page of daily news, there’s no doubt the impact of this storm is far from over. The real heavy lifting of recovery and reconstruction is underway, and will continue for quite some time.
With many connections to the Houston area, the founders of Delmarva Insulation and its affiliated companies have been moved to assist. To this end, Delmarva Insulation along with Delmarva Spray Foam, DeVere Insulation, DeVere Insulation Home Performance, Foam InSEALators, Liberty Insulation, Southland Insulators and The Fifth Fuel have donated $28,000 to help with recovery efforts.
Bob and Carolyn DeVere along with Jerry and Nancy Palmer have selected two Texas charities to receive these funds – Samaritan’s Purse and Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries. Each organization received $14,000 to aid in their mission of helping local families recover from this tragedy.
We are proud to support our local communities and support others during times of tragedy. If you are moved, we encourage you to donate to one of these Houston-based organizations to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.