Crawl space encapsulation is an effective way to seal your crawl space and protect it from moisture-related problems. This service uses a special vapor barrier, sealed seams and a waterproofing membrane to seal the crawl space from outside water, reducing the chances of mold growth or foundation issues. Crawl space encapsulation is also key to helping you avoid costly repairs down the road!
In many homes, the crawl space is a forgotten part of the home. Crawl spaces are found in around 20% of new homes in the United States, and they can be a breeding ground for mildew and other issues that will greatly impact your health. To avoid moisture-related problems, call in an expert to perform a thorough crawl space encapsulation inspection and installation service.
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What Not To Do
Thinking of taking care of your crawl space encapsulation on your own? Here are a few important things you should be aware of before starting the process.
- Don’t encapsulate without a sealable space. It is critical that you seal out the outside air sources to allow the dehumidifier to condition the air below. Make sure there are no large gaps between floor joists, or other openings that can allow higher amounts of outside air into the crawlspace.
- Don’t overlook the importance of a drainage system. Most homeowners don’t realize that a basement will flood if you don’t install a proper water drainage system. To avoid scenarios where water sits against your house and causes extensive damage, you can install a French drain system or a sump pump.
- Don’t use fiberglass between floor joints. Fiberglass is an ineffective crawl space encapsulation material. It is heavy and it absorbs moisture, which then creates ideal conditions for mold growth.
What You Should Do
Now let’s discuss what you should do. Here are a few key points:
- Seal the floors, walls, and vents of your crawl space completely. When doing this, you need to be sure that there are no large air holes which allow outside air to get in and out of the crawl space. If you have this problem, a dehumidifier will not be able to fully condition the air below.
- Check back-drafting from your appliances. Inspect your appliances to see if they are emitting carbon monoxide that could back-draft into your living space. If you encapsulate your crawl space without checking this first, it could be hazardous to you and your family’s health.
- Install a vapor barrier. A drainage system is critical to keeping the water out of your crawl space, and preventing serious foundation damage. Don’t overlook this important step when installing a basement waterproofing system.
Let the Professionals at Crawlspace Doctor Encapsulate Your Crawl Space
Being a crawl space repair company, we are able to focus our attention on the many concerns that occur in crawl spaces. Whether big or small, we are able to inspect, locate and comprehensively address all of your specific concerns. Our innovative products and services easily outperform other contractors. With Crawlspace Doctor, your home will receive a high-quality crawl space encapsulation and repair solution from a leading crawl space repair professional.
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