By insulating and sealing your crawl space, you can make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs. How you go about doing that depends on whether your crawl space is ventilated. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, older homes typically have ventilated crawl spaces. New houses are often built with unventilated crawl spaces.
Many people tend to think that the only way to avoid frozen pipes is by taking action during the freeze itself. While not completely preventable, there are a number of things you can do now to ensure that the next South Bend winter does not wreak havoc on your house.