Basements and Crawlspaces

Many Connecticut homeowners don’t realize how much of an impact their basements have on home efficiency, performance and overall comfort. We typically view the basement as a storage area, especially if it’s unfinished. What many people don’t know, however, is that an unfinished basement can contribute to poor indoor air quality, energy loss and a lack of home comfort. The solution to this problem is found in insulating your basements and crawlspaces; the benefits are hard to ignore. Once you get the work done, you can expect to experience a more comfortable home, not to mention energy efficiency benefits that come along with basement encapsulation.

The Issue of Moisture in the Basement

Much to the dismay of many homeowners, unfinished basements serve as the perfect environments for mold growth. They tend to be cold and dark, and Connecticut gets enough rain throughout the year that they can sometimes end up getting damp, too. These three elements combine to create mold colonies, which can spread exponentially over time. You may think that the problem is relegated to the basement itself, but mold can affect indoor air quality throughout the entire home, even up to the attic.

For this reason, Insulation Solutions of CT (Insulation Solutions) might use basement encapsulation to ensure that mold and moisture problems are mitigated. Our approach to basement encapsulation always includes insulation and a vapor barrier, the latter of which can be used to ensure that crawlspaces are free of moisture and dampness. A well-insulated basement is one that contributes to whole home performance. Regardless of how old your home is, our team is here to help.

The Benefits of Insulating Your Basement or Crawlspace

There are a number of different ways to enhance home performance, and one of the best ways to start is with your basement and crawlspaces. Insulation can make a huge difference in overall comfort levels, and you can reduce your energy bills by 30% by focusing on areas such as your attic, basement and walls.

The benefits of insulating your basement and crawlspaces include:

  • No More Moisture Issues

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality

  • Enhanced Home Efficiency

  • Reduced Energy Bills

  • A More Comfortable Home

Since mold can have such a strong effect on indoor air quality, there are few things that matter quite as much as insulating the basement. If this is an issue you’ve been dealing with for years, the team at Insulation Solutions can help deal with the issue.

Ready to see what basement encapsulation can do for your home? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.