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.