Residential Spray Foam Insulation and Other Services
Spray Foam Etc. offers a wide range of services for residential clients. We can work on the insulation for an existing house as well as a new construction home. In addition, we offer crawlspace remediation, ventilation and many more. We don’t just spray your home; we can fix it as well.
What It Is
A vented crawlspace either has foundation vents or is an open-air space under the home. It should have temperature and humidity similar to the outside environment. This means that a home with a vented crawlspace should come with proper ventilation. It must be equipped with a working vapor barrier that covers the earth, and it should also have insulation in its subfloor system.
There are many problems with vented crawlspaces. First, the ground is rarely covered, allowing for excessive moisture, vapor, and humidity in the area. Second, the floor systems we have seen throughout the years are seldom insulated properly—if at all. Combined, these two deficiencies are a terrible mix. Luckily, we came up with a solution.
Our sealed crawlspace systems will:
"Crawl spaces are real simple to understand and deal with. When you vent crawl spaces you bring in hot, humid air and cause moisture and mold problems."
— Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Insulation
Ventilation systems provide enough fresh air to keep the occupants of a house healthy. They also remove odors, dilute indoor pollutants, and lower the relative indoor humidity.
A balanced system with energy recovery ventilation (ERV) functionality is the preferred solution in the Southeastern part of the country. That is because it has the lowest operating cost among all the available options.
At Spray Foam Etc., we have something even better. Our ventilation system is powered by a small, solar photovoltaic panel. It works like this:
An ERV brings fresh air into a home while simultaneously exhausting stale air out of it. In most systems, the fresh air is delivered to the living room and bedrooms while the stale air is removed through bathrooms, laundry rooms, and—sometimes—the kitchen.
The ERV allows some of the moisture in the more humid airstream—usually the stale air during winter and the fresh air during summer—to be transferred to the dryer airstream. This relocation of moisture is called an enthalpy transfer, and it occurs with very little mixing between the two streams.
If you need insulation removed from your home, don’t go with unskilled and inexperienced laborers. This is a dangerous way to do an already risky job. For instance, they could inadvertently contaminate your home or get into an accident while walking on your ceilings.
Thankfully, there is a better way to go about this task. You can depend on us to do the job correctly. Here are the reasons why you should choose us:
Give us a call at (800) 211-1342 for safe and thorough insulation removal and replacement services.