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Average Cost Of Crawl Space Encapsulation

average cost of crawl space encapsulation

If you feel cold or damp coming through your floors, it’s possible that your crawl space needs to be encapsulated. However, in investigating this, there may be other options, so it is important to make an informed decision, before you invest in under-floor insulation, under-floor heating, or a whole new floor.

A deciding factor in your choice is likely to be the financial aspect, taking into account the average cost of crawl space encapsulation and its efficiency compared to other options.

What Does Encapsulating A Crawl Space Mean?

The crawl space under a floor is the gap between the joists or foundations in the ground and the floor above it. It’s so-called ‘crawl’ as this area is rarely big enough for a person to stand up in.

This space can, unfortunately, bridge through cold temperatures, compromising the internal conditions inside.

Crawl space encapsulation involves creating a seal between the two surfaces. This seal should be water-resistant and air-tight, to form a thermal barrier, rather than a thermal bridge.

It’s common knowledge that hot air rises, and so some of the coldest air in the home will be hovering at floor level, but by keeping warm air in, and not allowing it to escape (up to 10% of your home’s heat can be lost through your floors!), the temperature is kept at a more ambient level.

average cost of crawl space encapsulation

As it enters the air, spray foam insulation grows to fill the space around it before it dries – and this allows for it to enter and encapsulate even the most awkwardly shaped and sized areas, to seal them off against the cold and wet

What Is The Most Efficient Way To Encapsulate A Crawl Space?

There are many ways to encapsulate a crawl space, but the most effective is to create an impermeable seal, that will be long-lasting, and maintain its original shape and form.

The best product for this is spray foam insulation, an industrial foam that expands to fill the space around it, before drying out, and adhering to any surface.

The chemical make-up of spray foam is that it won’t absorb even residual moisture and won’t allow air to flow through it, so the seal between the layers of the property is thorough and complete.

Of course, the ground is rarely a smooth and perfectly balanced surface and Icynene spray foam insulation deals with the nooks, crannies and idiosyncrasies of it perfectly.

As it enters the air, spray foam insulation grows to fill the space around it before it dries – and this allows for it to enter and encapsulate even the most awkwardly shaped and sized areas, to seal them off against the cold and wet.

The properties spray foam insulation possesses make it the most efficient way to encapsulate a crawl space.

What Is The Average Cost Of Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Crawl space encapsulation can be costly, as it often needs replacing every few years as it ages, becomes wet, and deteriorates in condition and performance.

However, spray foam insulation is the antidote to this – a long-lasting solution that comes with a minimum 25-years manufacturer’s guarantee as standard, and, even then, may only require a small top-up spray.

The financial benefit of having spray foam insulation installed the return on investment. In energy savings alone (resulting from less heating needed within the home), existing customers note their spray foam insulation installation pays for itself within a period of just three years!

Existing customer Ricardo Stephenson waxes lyrical about his household bill costs, writing on review website TrustPilot: “I noticed a significant difference my home felt insulated against noise and the boiler was not kicking in as much as I use temperature control. My direct debit payments have decreased by £30 a month on my gas and electricity bills!”

How Can I Ensure My Crawl Space Encapsulation Is Long-Lasting?

Easy. Ensuring longevity has two points: the first, to pick a high-performing and long-lasting product, and the second, to hire only the most skilled of installers.

Spray foam insulation should only be installed by specialist technicians to guarantee safe mixing of the chemicals, and an accurate, even and relevant application of the foam into the crawl space.

Reclaim the comfort of your crawl space, with the help of spray foam insulation. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!