21 Sep

Why You Should Consider Crawl Space Encapsulation

Why You Should Consider Crawl Space Encapsulation

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.