As one of the Munich Research Institute for Thermal Protection, Published recently, thermal insulation is still one of the essential components of effective energy saving. Reasonably insulated buildings contribute decisively to a reduction in heating costs and are, not least, an indispensable component of the so-called energy demand.
In addition to the usual insulation measures on facades and roofs, the effective insulation of cellar rooms is also very important. A practical as well as cost-effective solution is the basement insulation from the inside.
Save heating costs, prevent moisture
In general, an interior insulation is suitable for all rooms, which do not have to be permanently used and constantly heated. The basement insulation from the inside is a very convenient and at the same time cost-effective way to significant energy improvements; affected cellar areas can be heated quickly since the massive exterior walls do not have to be heated.
In addition to the saving of heating costs , a good cellar insulation also ensures that no mold can form in the masonry and in sensitive areas . Insofar, a basement insulation from the inside is always also a measure of the health protection and contributes to the value retention of the respective property.
Do not just isolate the outer walls
In the case of a basement insulation from the inside, it is not just about the insulation of the exterior walls. On the contrary, an effective insulation protection downwards and upwards must always be considered. Above all, if the basement area is not to be heated, a good insulation to the overlying living area is of great importance. If you do without a reasonable ceiling insulation, the heating costs of the house can hardly reduce sustainably.
Insofar as floor insulation has not taken place during the construction of the affected building, insulation should also be made here by means of appropriate insulation materials such as, for example, polyurethane rigid foam. Thus a weather-resistant and water-repellent base area of the cellar is created. It is important, however, to ensure that there is currently no moisture in the floor slabs . Insulation measures may only be initiated with complete dryness.