Moisture is one of the biggest contributing factors to pests getting inside your home. Up to 50% of the air in your household can flow upwards from a crawl space, which is why it’s so important to keep this space as dry and tidy as possible. While there are many methods to keep moisture out of your crawl space, encapsulation is regarded as one of the most effective methods. Crawl Space Encapsulation Antioch is proud to provide crawl space encapsulation installation services to keep our clients safe from pests.
Crawl space encapsulation facts
Encapsulation is extremely effective in preventing indoor moisture issues. When encapsulating a crawl space, a heavyweight barrier typically made of polyethylene, is installed to cover the entire area, including the floors, walls, and ceiling. Once the space is properly covered, a dehumidifier is installed to help regulate and control the moisture levels in the crawl space and thus the entire home as well.
Indoor Air Quality
Many customers call Crawl Space Encapsulation Antioch because of musty odors or visible mold or mildew in their homes and businesses. Many times, these problems are secondary to excessive moisture accumulation in the crawl space. High humidity and ground-water levels on the Eastern Shore lead to these moisture conditions necessary for fungal and mold growth. These unwelcome organisms can reduce the indoor air quality in the living area above the crawl space (EPA.gov, 2010).
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Waterproofing is a broad term referring to a range of services that help keep water from creating problems on your lower level, be it a basement, crawl space or a basement/crawl space combination. Waterproofing jobs will vary in scope, based on the size of the structure and the degree of the problem.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Encapsulation is only needed with a dirt floor crawlspace. The crawl space encapsulation process includes covering the dirt floor and foundation walls with a heavy crawl space vapor barrier. The installation of crawlspace encapsulation can usually be completed in one day for many homes. We can determine if a crawl space encapsulation is a proper solution for your ground water intrusion problems during your free quote
Crawl Space Drain Systems
Stop wet crawl space rot and mold for good. Our Custom Drain System is ideal for draining crawl space water and dirt without fail, offering protection against mold and rot damage for a protected and healthy home.
Why Encapsulate Your Crawl Space?
The condition of your crawl space plays a critical part in your home’s indoor air quality and comfort. Left unimproved, a crawl space along Antioch can leak humidity and odors into your living space—air that’s not only unpleasant, but also unhealthy and unsafe. It will also allow heated and cooled air to escape, wasting energy and hiking up utility bills.
The team at Crawl Space Encapsulation Antioch will inspect your crawl space for possible bulk water problems, combustion appliance issues, and pests before we begin making any improvements. If any of these exist, we will help you address them before encapsulation for the safest and most effective solution. Once encapsulated, your crawl space will maintain a more even temperature relative to the ground and your home, controlling humidity and improving indoor air quality while decreasing your energy consumption.
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