If you are engaging in a basement renovation project, the most important thing to make sure of is that it is properly insulated using spray foam basement insulation. Otherwise, you are just going to create the perfect environment for mold and mildew. Breathing in mold spores can lead to serious health problems, such as respiratory difficulty and allergies and it is the last thing you want your family to be exposed to.
Insulating your basement brings you two advantages. It keeps the basement warm in the winter and cool and dry in the summer. A lot of moisture can build up over the summer because of the combination of heat and humidity. You can curtail this moisture built up by having spray foam insulation installed in your basement.
Insulating the basement with spray foam creates a thermal break between the air inside your basement and the air outside. It gets rid of any air movement behind the walls. It also remains intact in the event of a flood and due to its superhydrophobic qualities.
Always make sure you know what type of insulation system is behind your walls. A less than reputable contractor is likely to take shortcuts and not follow the proper steps to protect and properly insulate your basement. Make sure you hire honest and reputable service contractors.
Contact EcoTech Insulation to schedule a free assessment or to make an appointment. We will be happy to answer all of your questions. 613 296-6662