You may have heard of crawl space encapsulation in the past, but you aren’t sure about what it is. Before we answer, let us ask you a question. Did you know that as much as 50% of the air in your household flows from your home’s crawlspace? It’s true. That’s why it’s important that you are keeping your crawlspace as dry and clean as possible. Putting in a dehumidifier and vapor barrier to your crawl space is one of the best ways to do this. Below are some of the benefits of crawl space encapsulation.
- Your air quality will be better in your house and crawl space
- It will create an area that is inhospitable for termites and pests
- Makes your house more comfortable
- Helps you avoid mold and fungi issues
- Helps you avoid structural damage
- Makes your house more energy efficient
- You can save money on repair costs
Below are some of the signs that it might be time for you to consider crawl space encapsulation.
- You have noticed mold
- You notice a musty smell or mildew in the basement
- Your floors are separating or soft
- Your cooling/heating costs are high
- Your insulation is wet
- Your windows have condensation on them
- You are having issues with insects
If you’ve noticed at least one of these problems, it might be time to consider professional crawl space encapsulation. It can save you a lot of money, and it can also have long-term benefits for the future. Help you and your family avoid health issues due to mold and consider encapsulating your crawl space today.