Many building experts recommend against crawl spaces because they have the water problems of a basement with almost none of the storage space, at much higher cost than a slab.
Still, sometimes a crawl space makes sense. Crawl space walls should be insulated with rigid foam or closed-cell spray polyurethane foam and should be sealed rather than vented.
Crawl spaces should be treated as if they were miniature basements, which is exactly what they are. The best current practice is to make a crawl space a conditioned area like the rest of the house. This is permitted by newer versions of most building codes and is much better for the house and residents.
To make sure your crawl space is safe from water, let the experts treat your foundation so there's no risk of water coming in.
Basement windows often go overlooked or are simply forgotten. It could be due to their smaller size or the fact they are placed closer to the ground. Regardless of the reason, basement windows are a key component in maintaining home energy efficiency and comfort levels.
If basement windows do not have properly dug window wells, a large accumulation of snow can spend months pushing on the glass. leaving the window exposed to high moisture levels, and potential wood rot or rusting. If this sounds like your home, we strongly recommend having your basement windows wells examined by a windows specialist at Kyles Basement Waterproofing. When it comes to basement window wells, we have you covered.