Why Crawlspace Waterproofing is Important for Your Comfort in Winter Long Island, NY
Winterizing your home is important if you want to ensure your comfort during the freezing period. However, many homeowners focus on the upper levels of their homes and forget about the foundation. If you have a crawlspace, it is especially important to review the state of your crawlspace. Crawlspace waterproofing plays an important role in ensuring that your home is comfortable especially during winter. Here’s how an open, cold and damp crawlspace will affect your home in winter.
- Cold floors
Walking on your floors will be unbearable during winter. The cold air in the crawlspace will cause your floors to be cold. If you enjoy walking around your home without shoes or slippers on, you will have to invest in a pair of thick socks or slippers to ensure your comfort during winter.
- Drafts rising through the gaps in the floor
Do you find that you can’t seem to get warm no matter how many layers of blankets you cover up with or how high you turn the thermostat? It’s difficult to stay warm when there is a cold draft rising up through the gaps in the floor. If you haven’t invested in crawlspace waterproofing, you will experience cold drafts as a result of the air moving in the crawlspace.
- Increased humidity
A high humidity level within the home is common when the crawlspace is left open to its surroundings. Damp air from the crawlspace rises into the home and increases the level of humidity within the home. Higher humidity levels within the home make it harder to heat the space. Your home will feel much colder.
- Frozen or damage pipes
For many homes with a crawlspace, the utilities run through the crawlspace. If your crawlspace is not encapsulated these pipes will be exposed to freezing conditions. When temperatures drop, the pipes could freeze and some may even burst. This will not only interfere with your supply but also result in costly repairs.
If you want to avoid high energy bills, costly repairs and an uncomfortable winter, you should contact a crawlspace waterproofing contractor. Have your crawlspace inspected to ensure your waterproofing system is intact. If you haven’t invested in waterproofing yet, this is a great time to ensure that your crawlspace is encapsulated and ready for winter. Waterproofing will go a long way in protecting your home and keeping your home warm and comfortable during the cold winter months.
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