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Basement Spray Foam Insulation for Kansas City Homes

Many new homes, as well as older homes, do not have any insulation in the basement walls or rim/band joist areas. Since basements are typically below-grade, the majority of builders often do not think they need to insulate basements. However, when it comes to your home insulation, basement insulation is incredibly important. At KC Spray Foam & Coatings, LLC, our expert spray foam insulation technicians understand how essential proper basement insulation is in keeping your entire home efficient and comfortable. We are proud to provide our residential customers with quality basement spray foam insulation services.

The Importance of Basement Insulation

One of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency is to add sufficient basement insulation. During the winter, the ground freezes 3-4 feet below the surface. Basement walls can protrude out of the ground 1-2 feet above the ground level. Therefore, up to 6 feet of your home’s exterior basement walls can be exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees. This cold air is conducted through concrete basement walls, making your home cold and forcing your furnace to work much harder, costing you more money.

Additionally, mold in the basement is a common issue for homeowners throughout the greater Kansas City area. Heavy rainfall or snow can seep through the ground and into any cracks in your foundation. If not properly insulated, this buildup of moisture can cause harmful mold and mildew to grow in your basement.

Why Use Spray Foam Insulation in Your Basement?

Due to common issues of mold and moisture intrusion in basements, spray foam insulation is an excellent choice for basement insulation.

Closed cell spray foam insulation works exceptionally well on concrete, block, or rock walls in basements. Having the highest R-Value and being moisture-resistant, closed cell spray foam insulation can handle damp areas such as basements, making it a perfect choice for your basement insulation

Benefits of Basement Insulation

In addition to improving your home’s energy efficiency and lowering your utility bills, basement insulation also comes with various other benefits including the following:

Warmer Floors in the Winter

There’s little worse than cold floors during the winter. A poorly insulated or uninsulated basement can cause chilly floors and unstable temperatures throughout your home. With proper basement and house insulation, you can enjoy warmer floors and a more comfortable home.

Reduced Moisture Issues

An uninsulated basement can lead to moisture accumulation and condensation, which can eventually lead to the growth of mold and mildew in your basement. This not only can compromise the structural integrity of your home, but can also cause serious health problems for you and your family. Proper basement and house insulation helps to mitigate these effects of moisture intrusion.

Prevents Frozen Pipes

During harsh Midwest winters, frozen water pipes are not uncommon to homeowners throughout the greater Kansas City area. Frozen pipes can lead to damaged pipes, flooded basements, and costly repairs. Adding sufficient basement and home insulation can help prevent the likelihood of frozen pipes, protecting your home and your wallet.

basement wall with spray foam insulation

Contact Our Basement and House Insulation Experts

At KC Spray Foam & Coatings, LLC, our spray foam insulation experts are proud to offer quality basement and home insulation services to our customers throughout the greater Kansas City area. To learn more about our spray foam insulation services for basements, contact us today!

FAQs About Basement Insulation

What type of spray foam is best for basement insulation?

For basement walls, closed cell spray foam insulation is often the best choice as it works well on rock and concrete and is moisture-resistant. For rim/band joist areas, we suggest using open cell spray foam insulation in order to properly seal every cavity.

Should spray foam insulation be added to basement ceilings?

Great question! Determining whether or not your basement ceiling should be insulated depends greatly on if there are water pipes, heating ducts, or other important fixtures on or near the ceiling. If that answer is yes, it may be best to leave the basement ceiling uninsulated. If you are unsure if your basement ceiling should be insulated, don’t hesitate to contact our home insulation experts.

Can spray foam insulation be left exposed or visible in a basement?

In most cases, spray foam insulation should not be left exposed. Instead, it should be covered by an approved thermal barrier. At KC Spray Foam & Coatings, LLC, our house insulation experts can help you determine the best thermal barrier needed for your spray foam insulation project.

Does spray foam insulation make a basement waterproof?

Unfortunately, spray foam insulation will not make your basement waterproof. However, closed cell spray foam insulation is moisture-resistant and will help prevent moisture intrusion and mold growth within your basement.

Can spray foam also be used on a basement within a commercial building?

Absolutely! At KC Spray Foam & Coatings, LLC, our spray foam insulation specialists have experience providing basement insulation services for both residential and commercial buildings throughout the greater Kansas City area.

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