Crawl Space Encapsulation
Many new homes that are built in U.S. come standard with a crawlspace. This area of the home is known for housing some of the most crucial pieces of what makes your home function properly. This is includes water pipes, HVAC, electrical, gas lines, and irrigation components. Some of the main issues in crawl space are mold and mildew which are caused by moisture. These water-related problems can take a toll on all of the systems which reside in your home’s crawl space which can ultimately lead to expensive crawl space repairs down the road.
To avoid these issues, we recommend crawl space encapsulation. Of course, you may wonder what exactly is crawl space encapsulation and how can it prevent costly problems for you? We have great news for you, because you’ve come to the right place!
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
First off, you should know the difference between crawl space encapsulation and insulation. The former refers to the handling of moisture in a damp or humid crawl space, while the latter refers to keeping the bottom level of your home’s floor insulated from the under side. Another important note is that you should also make sure that your home has sufficient drainage around your home. While crawl space encapsulation will help prevent moisture being trapped under your home, it won’t stop water from coming. This means you should have a system in place for directing water away from your home, like a french drain, or similar. Another important step is to eliminate any mold growth that has formed from the lack of a crawl space encapsulation. Once these steps have been addressed, a crawl space encapsulation can be properly performed.
What are the Benefits?
Once your crawl space encapsulation is complete, you can expect to receive the following benefits:
- Better air quality
- Mold prevention
- Avoidance of structural damage
If you’re currently seeing these issues arise within your home’s crawl space or if you would like to get a head start on protecting your home for the future, then we would love to chat with you about this process! The idea is to save you money in the long term by doing things right to begin with. If professional crawl space encapsulation is what you’re looking for, please contact us today!