The health of your crawl space affects the health of your home and everyone inside. The spaces below your home play a huge role in the functionality of your home’s HVAC system, electrical systems, plumbing, gas lines, and even the irrigation of your home. 

When it comes to your home, ensuring the wellbeing and efficiency of your systems is likely important to you and your family. Houses with unvented crawl spaces are likely to suffer from moisture-related issues, such as mildew and mold. Your HVAC equipment may suffer from these issues, which can compromise its efficiency and durability. Aside from mildew and mold posing various health threats to the people within your home, water damage can lead to expensive crawl space repair.

To avoid these issues, the crawl space experts from the Crawlspace Doctor recommend encapsulation solutions. Crawl space encapsulation can protect your home from a variety of costs and damages. Though you may be thinking, what makes this home upgrade worth the cost? More importantly, how do you go about an effective crawl space encapsulation? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’ve come to the right place. The Crawl Space Doctor has the professional technical expertise and solutions built to suit your needs and keep your home and family safe, happy and healthy. 

Here are some of the most important things to consider when looking to encapsulate your crawl space:

  1. Crawl Space Encapsulation
  2. Professional Solutions
  3. Benefits of Encapsulation
  4. Encapsulate Your Crawl Space the Right Way with the Crawlspace Doctor!

Crawl Space Encapsulation

As part of encapsulating your crawl space, you can install a moisture barrier, seal your foundation vents, insulate your walls, and add a dehumidifier. The most effective crawl space encapsulation is when the space is completely sealed. When the area has been encapsulated, you can install a dehumidifier to help regulate the moisture levels.

Encapsulate your crawl space with the Crawlspace Doctor!

Crawl space encapsulation and crawl space insulation are often confused by homeowners. However, they serve very different purposes. When you are dealing with rain or humid air in your crawl space, crawl space encapsulation is the perfect solution. Alternatively, crawl space insulation is ideal only for cold floors. The average cost for crawl space encapsulation is about $7,500, though prices can change depending on the size of your crawl space, the condition it is in, the materials you use, and the contractor you hire.

Professional Solutions 

While many homeowners find joy in DIY projects around their home, encapsulating your home might not be the best DIY project. Without the right tools or background knowledge, you could create a variety of damages to the integrity of your home, the health of your family and the wellbeing of your bank account. 

Here at the Crawl Space Doctor, our team of certified technicians can service a variety of your crawl space maintenance needs. Rely on the professionals to get the job done right when it comes to the health of your home. 

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Benefits of Encapsulation

The encapsulation of your crawl space can allow for you to rest assured that your home will function properly and healthily. Encapsulation services provide the following benefits:

Mold Protection 

Mold or mildew exposure can cause certain health problems, including wheezing, coughing, stuffy nose, itching, and much more. Crawl Space Encapsulations prevent moisture from building up in your home, thus prohibiting mold growth.

Air Quality

It is possible for mold, mildew, and other contaminants to penetrate an un-encapsulated crawl space into your home. In addition to making the air in your home unpleasant to breathe, contaminated air can also harm your health. The problem can be prevented once the crawl space is sealed with the right encapsulation services.

Avoid Structural Damage to Your Home

If you have moisture in your crawl space for a long time, it will lead to structural damage. Vapor inside the crawl space can rot the wood frames and floors of your home. By encapsulating the crawl space, moisture can be kept at bay. Encapsulation can also prevent the entry of harmful pests such as termites, who have the ability to structurally damage your home. 

Encapsulate Your Crawl Space the Right Way with the Crawlspace Doctor!

There are a lot of ways to treat your crawl space and a lot of things you have to do to keep it in good condition, but reducing the moisture in your crawl space with encapsulation services and regular maintenance improves the health of your home. Let us treat your crawlspace, saving you the time and hassle. A well-functioning drainage system in your crawl space will help control humidity levels to reduce mold and wood rot growth, as well as preserve the quality of air that inevitably makes its way into your home.

Crawlspace Doctor provides a variety of services to help keep your crawl space in top condition. Are you in need of crawl space help in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, or Indiana? Contact Crawlspace Doctor today!