Today, there is a lot that needs to be considered when it comes to maintaining your home. One area that needs to be considered carefully is insulation. After all, you want to make sure that your home is warm during the winter and cool during the summer months. This can be a lot easier said than done, though. With that in mind, let’s take a look at insulating your home’s concrete walls in further detail.
In general, concrete walls are poor when it comes to retaining temperature in the home. They also tend to get damp extremely easily as well. This is because air (whether hot or cold) and moisture travels straight through the material. Nevertheless, if you insulate your concrete walls then you can completely counteract this issue. This article will explain exactly how to do so.
First and foremost you need to begin by creating a barrier to the potential moisture build-up. This ensures you create a drier environment around the wall. You should begin by purchasing concrete seam tape and using this to cover any cracks evident in the material. This ensures the amount of moisture travelling through the wall is diminished monumentally.
Once you have done this you then need to use furring strips for the retaining of temperature. First, you should cut these to length and then begin by attaching these at the head and the foot of the wall. These are easily attached – simply use a drill. After you have done the header and the footer you can then begin to fill in the body of the wall following the same process.
And finally, to complete the process you will need to insulate the areas in between vertical furring strips. Simply use pre-cut panels, otherwise technically known as batt insulation, to complete the process. This ensures that all areas of the wall are entirely insulated. You don’t leave yourself at risk of certain areas of your wall attracting dampness.
In addition to this, there are a number of other steps that you can take in order to protect your home and ensure it is well insulated. Siding is a necessity, for instance, you also need to make sure that all of your windows and doors are energy efficient. Steps like this will make a massive difference when it comes to the comfort levels in your home. Not only this but by improving the insulation in your property you are also going to be able to enhance the value in the process. This is something that a lot of people are interested in when they are trying to find the best property for them.
The potential for moisture and vapour build-up will have been deduced dramatically if you use the steps given in this article to insulate your concrete wall effectively. Not only this, but the walls will retain temperature better as well, and therefore the hot and cold air will not merely travel through the wall as it used to.