With all of the repercussions that a build-up of moisture can have in a basement, it’s no wonder most homeowners are concerned about keeping this part of the house dry. Whether it’s rotting wood in the structure of the building, mold in the walls, or mildew, too much moisture in the basement needs to be addressed.
So how can you help to prevent those basement blues? A great place to start is with the insulation.
Using spray foam insulation like Icynene to insulate basement walls and ceilings can help to control moisture. This can help reduce moisture-laden air from escaping into and out of your basement, which could potentially result in mold or mildew growth.
By using spray foam insulation instead of traditional insulation materials, you can also help improve your home’s performance. This is because Icynene insulation’s open cell foam allows for bi-directional drying. Plus, unlike traditional insulation types, which can often become damp or waterlogged with flooding, closed cell foam insulation can reject bulk water making it ideal for use in basements and areas prone to flooding.
Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more about strategies to control moisture in your home.