There are many people who spend lots of money for creating energy but that energy can be lost if the land is not properly insulated. There are lots of materials that are used for insulating the basement and the depth of the insulators is also dependent on the materials. If you are using mineral wool, then the probable depth would be 270mm.
Once the foundation is insulated, it would stay at least for forty years and during those forty years, you would be able to reap the benefits of it. Insulating your basement and house is a very good way of contributing to the society and the environment at large. There are lots of professionals who can help you with the installation. But if you do not want to spend money on outsourcing the work, then you can very well do it yourself too.
Loft insulation is one of the most effective ways for saving and conserving energy in one's home. The presence of warmth in the house and that too too at the right places in the house proves that the house or the basement has been very well insulated. You would be able to generate good heat inside your house if your house is properly insulated. This will not only reduce the emission of carbon dioxide, as a result of less energy being used, but it will also bring down the electricity bills.
It is always better to get a professional to do the job as the final results are more effective and satisfying. The installation part will generally require some special equipment and the total time taken could be anywhere between two to four hours, depending on the person who is taking care of the job.
There are basically three main types of loft and basement insulation methods. They are quilts, blown and boards. Quilts make use of mineral wool and natural wool for insulating. For insolating through blown method, one would again need mineral wool and some cellulose. The boards method needs expanded or extruded polystyrene. Try to find out the specifications and requirements of your house and after having done that choose the insulation method which would best suit your house and your needs.