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Should I plug up any holes between the crawl space and the house?

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Thanks for your question! When it comes to the crawl space it can seem that out of sight means safely out of mind. That simply isn’t true. More accurately, your crawl space contributes significantly to the health of your home and your family. That’s why it is important to give this space more than mere passing consideration. When you invest in a healthy crawl space, you improve the overall health and air quality of your home. Part of that investment should include plugging any holes between the crawl space and the house.

Why plug holes between the crawl space and your home

Closing holes in the crawl space helps you protect air quality in your home. Left open, spaces between the home and crawl space allow poor quality air and air contaminants to enter the living space. That means your family will be taking in air that may contribute to flu-like symptoms or asthma and other respiratory ailments.

Plugging holes between the crawl space and your home will also reduce entry points if pests have invaded the crawl space. That means they are less likely to move from the crawl space into your home. Temperatures in the home will feel more comfortable, and you’ll improve heating and cooling efficiency by eliminating drafts.

How to plug the holes

Crawlspace Depot has all the supplies you need to safely and easily plug any holes in the crawl space. We recommend using a caulking or expanding foam that is fire rated for sealing these voids to make sure you meet state and local building code requirements. Please visit our catalog or give us a call if you have questions about our products or your crawl space project.

Consider closing your crawl space

While you’re plugging any holes, consider closing the crawl space. There are a number of benefits. Including:

  • Better quality air throughout the home. Remove musty odors and eliminate related respiratory difficulties.
  • Reduce your environmental foot print and save on energy expenses.
  • Reduces odor causing mold and wood decay on floor joists.
  • Maintain the health and structural integrity of hard wood floors.
  • Enjoy warmer floors in the winter.
  • Reduce pest and termite infestation.

Crawlspace Depot has the advice and supplies you need if you have questions or are ready to get started on your crawl space project. Give us a call. We are here to help you improve the air quality and protect the structural integrity of your most important investment – your home.

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