What is TerraBlock insulation?
TerraBlock is a durable crawl space floor insulation. It is custom fitted to each unique environment within a crawl space. It can be installed on rocky, dirt, or uneven floors, or it can be placed over drainage matting.
Whats the best insulation for a crawl space?
rigid foam insulation board
Foam, not fiberglass, is the right choice The best insulation material for crawl spaces is rigid foam insulation board. Instead of installing the foam insulation between floor joists in the crawl space, the foam board is installed against the crawl space foundation walls.
Does rigid foam insulation need to be covered in crawl space?
If your rigid foam insulation gets installed in a living area, such as a finished basement, then yes, it needs to be covered. However, it does not need to be covered in a crawl space. Rigid foam insulation typically gets made with polystyrene, a plastic.
How thick should the foam board be on the crawl space?
Two-inch expanded polystyrene foam board is the favored insulation for crawl space inside walls.
Should you insulate your floor joists in a crawl space?
The U.S. Dept. of Energy currently suggests insulation with an R-value of at least R-9 in floors. So the answer to the question should a crawl space be insulated is yes, they most certainly should be.
Can I leave rigid foam exposed?
Tests have shown that these laminated boards can withstand UV ray damage for a reasonably long time. That said, it’s still advisable to cover any foam board insulation exposed to the Sun within 30-60 days at the most. On most projects, that’s more than enough time to finish the exterior walls.
Should I insulate crawl space floor?
What is terrablock™ crawl space insulation?
Home » Crawl Space » Moisture Control & Waterproofing Services » Crawl Space Products » Durable Floor Insulation TerraBlock™ Crawl Space Floor Insulation is a durable floor insulation product that is custom-designed for the unique environment that exists in a crawl space.
What is terrablock™ used for?
When installed on a crawl space floor, it provides a puncture-resistant vapor barrier on all surfaces it covers — one that will not be damaged by water or support the growth of mold, rot, and mildew. TerraBlock™ is intended to be used along with our other crawl space products to repair and seal your crawl space.
How long does terrablock take to install?
TerraBlock™ is intended to be used along with our other crawl space products to repair and seal your crawl space. Our authorized Basement Systems Experts can help you transform your crawl space into a drier, healthier, more energy efficient space! A typical complete installation can happen in one, perhaps two days.