Not sure of the importance of crawl space encapsulation?
Take a deep breath.
Now consider this:
More than 40 percent of the air that you just breathed came from your crawl space.
It makes you wonder what’s under your house, and how it is affecting the health of your family. If you don’t know what’s lurking there, you should consider our quality crawl space encapsulation service.
Do you know what’s in your crawl space?
The crawl space of your house can hold moisture, which in turn can cause mold damage. If you’ve already experienced water damage, it can be even more important to make sure the crawl space is secured.
The best remedy is crawl space encapsulation, where we add a polyethylene barrier to completely cover it. We cover the foundation’s walls, floors and even its ceiling. Think of it this way: you place lining within a swimming pool in order to prevent leaks. In a similar manner, crawl space encapsulation seals the area so dehumidifiers can help regulate the moisture level.
This means that the moisture doesn’t creep into your house.
What Are Some Common Crawl Space Problems?
These can include:
- Mildew-like odors
- Bugs in crawl space
- Higher electric bills
- Flooded crawl space
- Damp or mold
- Sweating ductwork
If not corrected in a timely manner, crawl space problems can lead to health problems—particularly in those who have asthma or other respiratory-related issues.
Why You Should Have Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are several benefits to this service. It not only eliminates insect and rodent infestations, but it circulates clean air through your house. This dramatically improves the air quality in your home.
We’ll look at a few other benefits.
Advantages of Crawl Space Encapsulation
It Creates a Healthy Home
Air quality is so important to your health and the health of your family. It becomes even more vital if someone in your household has allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions. By encapsulating your crawl space, you’ll know that the air you’re breathing is cleaner and healthier.
It Eliminates Moisture
Excess moisture leads to mildew and mold issues. Avoid these by encapsulating your crawl space.
It Supports Your Home’s Foundation
To reduce the chances of structural damage to your home, you should keep moisture out of your crawl space. If not, the moisture can go into the dirt surrounding the foundation. Over time, this can cause serious damage.
It Makes Your Home More Comfortable
Encapsulation means that your floors will be a comfortable temperature–and you won’t be facing a cold floor in the winter.
Crawl space service also helps your home avoid the humid and wet atmosphere that comes from the summer months.
It Can Increase the Value of Your Home
Crawl space encapsulation can have a direct impact on your home’s value.
What’s Involved in Crawl Space Encapsulation?
First, give us a call. We’ll do a complete assessment and determine what your home needs. We’ll also take a closer look at your crawl space to see if there are any problems.
Typically, it includes:
- Flattening and smoothing the soil under the house
- Removing any trash or debris
- Removing any damaged insulation
- Adding new foam insulation on the walls
- Installing liners
- Installing humidifiers
- Examine for mold and mildew and treat it if appropriate
- Installing new insulation
If you have questions, we can provide you with a step by step guide to all that we do when we examine your crawl space.
Need Crawl Space Encapsulation? First Call is the Right Call
It’s vital that your house is free of the contaminants, moisture and pests that can linger in your crawl space. Don’t delay when it comes to making your home healthier and happier.
We understand the importance of encapsulation, and that’s why we’ve been providing the highest level of crawl space service in Burlington, NC and the surrounding areas of Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, NC.
It’s simple to get a free quote. Just contact us today to get a free estimate.