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Crawl Space Insulation Replacement & Installation

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Is your home feeling drafty, and are your energy bills higher than usual? These are more than just everyday nuisances; they may indicate moisture issues in your crawl space caused by ineffective insulation.

Proper crawl space insulation is crucial for a comfortable, healthy home. Without it, your living space is at risk of mold growth, pest infestations, and structural damage. Insulating this area is a preventive step that boosts your home’s energy efficiency.

Mount Valley Foundation Services provides trusted crawl space solutions in Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah to enhance your home’s comfort. We specialize in crawl space encapsulation to resolve existing moisture problems and prevent future issues.

Understanding Crawl Space Insulation 

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Crawl space insulation is a specialized material installed in the area underneath your home to regulate internal temperatures and prevent moisture-related issues.

Crawl space insulation creates a barrier that minimizes heat loss, reduces moisture and mold, deters pests, and enhances energy efficiency.

At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we consider these benefits when recommending insulation solutions. Our preferred product, ExTremeBloc™, withstands damp crawl space conditions. When used as part of our comprehensive encapsulation strategy, these crawl space insulation panels control moisture and humidity, reduce energy costs, and improve indoor air quality.

Indicators for Crawl Space Insulation Needs 

It may be tempting to venture into your crawl space to inspect the insulation and general condition of the area. However, we do not recommend doing this alone, as the crawl space area can be hazardous.

There are several signs of crawl space insulation problems you can look for, including:

These symptoms signal moisture issues that can lead to significant damage. When you suspect a problem, it’s crucial to get a free inspection from crawl space experts like Mount Valley Foundation Services. 

The Importance of Crawl Space Insulation 

Ensuring your crawl space is well-insulated is crucial for protecting your home. As highlighted above, an improperly insulated crawl space can become problematic, affecting your home and your family’s health and safety.

We don’t recommend attempting DIY crawl space insulation, as products from big-box stores often fail to effectively solve the underlying issues. Instead, trust Mount Valley Foundation Services professionals for thorough crawl space assessment, repair, and protection. We advocate for proactive measures as part of our comprehensive home care approach to ensure structural longevity and your family’s health.

Varieties of Crawl Space Insulation 

Crawl space insulation comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms. While the goal is to provide ongoing temperature control and protection, some insulation types are not suitable crawl spaces.

Here’s a look at the three most common types of crawl space insulation found in Charleston, Columbia, and Savannah homes:

damaged fiberglass insulation in crawl space
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass is common in homes and is typically installed between floor joists. However, as illustrated in this image, it is not ideal for crawl spaces because it is prone to pest infestation, mold growth, and other moisture issues. 
  • Spray Foam: Spray foam, applied to crawl space walls and joists, is often closed-cell, making it more rigid and difficult to remove. However, it is also not the best choice for crawl space areas because it, too, is vulnerable to mold, odors, and termites in damp crawl spaces. 
  • Foam Board: Pre-formed thermal foam board sheets, like our exclusive ExTremeBloc™ solution, are more effective for crawl spaces. They offer high insulation value and moisture resistance despite being thinner than fiberglass. 

Advantages of Crawl Space Insulation 

Mount Valley Foundation Services is dedicated to providing top-quality crawl space insulation solutions. When you choose our services, you can expect exceptional benefits for your home. When we install our crawl space insulation, you gain:

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  • Moisture control to prevent dampness and humidity issues
  • Mold prevention by regulating moisture levels
  • Fewer pest infestations due to the sealed, dry environment
  • Long-term energy savings from improved insulation
  • Consistent floor temperature for enhanced comfort
  • Better indoor air quality with reduced drafts and moisture

Our unique crawl space solutions and expert services are vital to a healthy home. We develop our products using innovative technology and top-quality materials, ensuring they surpass standard options and deliver exceptional benefits. Pairing our superior products with our skilled technicians guarantees a seamless installation process and long-lasting results.

The Mount Valley Foundation Services Installation Process 

Your crawl space cannot rely solely on insulation. Our comprehensive crawl space encapsulation process includes: 

Mount Valley Foundation Services installation crews are highly trained and experienced. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing your crawl space project is in the right hands. 

Why Choose Our Crawl Space Insulation 

Conventional insulation is no match for our ExTremeBloc™ panels. Our system stands out with several key features: 

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  • Lightweight, durable panels 
  • Environment-friendly materials 
  • Graphite-infused polystyrene 
  • Class A fire rating
  • High R-value for thermal resistance 
  • Radiant heat barrier 
  • Integrated pest deterrents 
  • Installation allowing pest control checks

Contact Mount Valley Foundation Services for Your Insulation Needs 

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At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we recognize the importance of properly insulated crawl spaces. Our team, with over three decades of experience, is adept at enhancing homes in Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah through expert crawl space repair and insulation.

You can rely on us to expertly manage your crawl space repair and insulation needs, providing effective and efficient solutions. By choosing Mount Valley Foundation Services, you benefit from our commitment to quality, with solutions tailored to meet your specific repair requirements and budget. Take a step towards safeguarding your home—contact us today for a free crawl space inspection and repair estimate.

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    Crawl Space Insulation FAQs

    R-value measures the insulation’s thermal resistance. Higher R-values mean better heat retention. Contact us to learn more about our crawl space insulation’s R-value. 

    While most insulation types last 15-20 years, they can deteriorate due to moisture. Our ExTremeBloc™ panels are designed as a permanent solution. Contact us for more information and a free inspection

    Costs vary based on damage severity, crawl space size, and required solutions. We provide free inspections and no-obligation estimates with various financing options

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    Asheville Location

    53 N Market St, Suite 5
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Augusta Location

    630 Ellis Street, Suite 2-B
    Augusta, GA 30901

    Charleston Location

    1850 Ashley River Rd
    Charleston, SC 29407

    Columbia Location

    2110 Commerce Drive
    Cayce, SC 29033

    Greenville Location

    300 South Ave
    Spartanburg, SC 29306

    Myrtle Beach Location

    1704 N. Oak Street, Suite 3
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Savannah Location

    6606 Abercorn St., Suite 211
    Savannah, GA 31405