Air leakage is an under-the-radar insulation problem in many homes. You can have a foot of fiberglass or cellulose in your walls, attic, basement, or crawlspace but if air can move around or through it, your house will feel cold, drafty, and uncomfortable.
The area where housing framing meets the foundation is a major source of air leakage. Specifically, it includes the joint at the sill plate and foundation, at the sill plate and rim joist, and at the rim joist and subfloor. Wilcox Basement Systems recommends sealing all three with spray foam insulation or a combination of rigid foam insulation and foam sealant. We’ve learned that improving the insulation envelope in the basement or crawlspace has a big impact on your comfort in the rest of the house.
It will also help reduce your heating and cooling bills! You’ll no longer be devoting energy dollars to continually heating or cooling outside air. Once the job is complete, you will enjoy the savings for the rest of the time you live in your home.
Wilcox Basement Systems will use high-R-value spray foam insulation or a combination of rigid foam insulation and spray foam sealant to insulate and seal the entire rim joist perimeter. Sealing and insulating the rim joist area helps prevent the loss of heat from the basement in winter. Just as important, it prevents the infiltration of cold air in winter and warm humid air in summer.
Want to improve your basement or crawlspace further? Ask us about foundation wall insulation, crawlspace encapsulation, energy-efficient basement windows, and top-of-the-line basement doors! Wilcox Basement Systems’ goal is to make your basement a healthy place for your family to use and enjoy.
Contact us today for a Free Estimate on basement air sealing, crawl space insulation or foundation repair in Syracuse, Utica, Liverpool and the surrounding New York area.