If you are a homeowner that has had your crawl space insulated, we commend your efforts to increase the quality of living in your home and ability to decrease the amount of energy your home uses to keep comfortable. However, there are a number of factors that can affect the condition of the insulation and cause it to become compromised. Once the insulation fails, as a homeowner from Brentwood, TN experienced, it is important to contact your local crawl space insulation removal and replacement experts to have it replaced before implementing a solution to keep it protected.
Our team of dedicated professionals took a trip to the home in question and got right to work. It was apparent that enough moisture had gotten into the insulation to cause mold and mildew to grow. As the insulation became compromised, it began to sag and fall from the joists where it was previously installed. Initially, any drafts caused by cracks or leaks in the foundation walls were sealed.
Next, the bats of insulation were removed from the joists and disposed of. The new bats of insulation were delivered to the scene for installation. Each new bat was placed to start up against the back of the joist run until it touched the band joist, or until it touched the end of the bat of insulation before it. Any pipes or duct work that were in the path of the new insulation were fitted comfortably around with insulation in a careful manner so as to keep from compressing the insulation. It was important to make sure there were no gaps or spaces between the pieces.
Lastly, installing insulation hangers and straps ensure that the new insulation will stay in place as well as keep in contact with the subfloor. This also keeps the moisture from intruding the gap and growing mold.
Is your home in need of crawl space removal services in Brentwood, TN? Give us a call at Barrier Waterproofing Systems today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168 and schedule a free evaluation of your crawl space.