Crawl Space Winterization

Winter can take its toll on your home, especially if you have a vented and unsealed crawl space. Winterizing your crawl space will help improve the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of your home.

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Avoid frozen pipes, cold floors, and high heating costs with the proper protection

We can winterize your crawl space to help you avoid expensive damage from frozen and burst pipes. Our proven winterization repairs will also keep your home warmer and reduce your heating costs.

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems to request a free quote. Our crawl space sealing and insulating treatments improve home comfort and energy efficiency during the winter and all year round.

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Our repairs solve your cold weather problems:

  • Cold floors above the crawl space.
  • Cold drafts coming up from the crawl space.
  • High heating bills.
  • Cold crawl space ductwork that cools the heated air from your furnace.
  • Frozen pipes due to inadequate insulation.

Your vented crawl space could be to blame for your high utility bills

Fiberglass insulation installed in the crawl space ceiling will not protect you from frozen pipes, cold floors, and high heating bills. Ductwork in a vented crawl space is another problem. Outside air and temperatures make your ducts cold in the winter and hot during the summer. This forces your HVAC system to work overtime to deliver air at the proper temperature, cutting system efficiency by as much as 25-40 percent.

How we seal out the cold in your crawl space

Instead of worrying about your crawl space and making temporary repairs, let us permanently solve your cold weather problems. We don’t just winterize crawl space pipes or vents. Instead, we seal and winterize your entire crawl space foundation to bring your plumbing and heating system inside your home’s conditioned space. Here’s how our process works:

installing crawl space insulation and vapor barrier
  • Air seal & insulate the rim joist. A tremendous amount of heat is lost through the rim joist that rests on your crawl space foundation. We prevent frigid air from leaking in by sealing gaps around the perimeter of your foundation. Then we reduce conductive heat loss by insulating the rim joist with foam insulation.
  • Insulate crawl space walls with rigid foam. We install high-performance ExTremeBloc™ Crawl Space Insulation against the crawl space walls. ExTremeBloc™ does what fiberglass can’t: it stops air leaks, never loses R-value, and can’t absorb or be damaged by moisture.
  • Seal & insulate the crawl space floor. In colder climates, we recommend installing foam insulation on the crawl space floor. This specialized flexible insulation is then covered with our strong poly CrawlSeal™ moisture barrier that completes the sealing process. The crawl space is now isolated from outside conditions.

An extra bonus is year-round benefits. The improvements we make to winterize your crawl space stay in place all year round, improving interior comfort and energy efficiency at all times of the year. And don’t forget another important benefit: Your crawl space will look as great as it performs.

Let us prevent problems with your vented crawl space

General contractors and home repair professionals can’t transform your crawl space like we can. We specialize in basement and crawl space repair. Our innovative products aren’t available to other contractors. Our system provides complete sealing, insulation, and moisture control.

Call us or visit our Free Estimate page to schedule an inspection and quote for crawl space winterization. We provide a wide range of crawl space repair solutions to homeowners in High Point, Lexington, Greensboro, Winston Salem, and many areas of North Carolina and Virginia.

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