Up to 50% of the air you breathe in your home can flow up from your crawl space, so it’s vital to keep your crawl space as clean and dry as possible. Even vented crawl spaces can hold moisture and put your home at risk of water damage from mold, wood rot, pest infestation, and decreased energy efficiency. Moisture can cause a variety of unwanted problems, so it’s vital to keep excess moisture out of your home.
Today, homeowners encapsulate their crawl space to keep moisture and the resulting unwanted problems out of their home. Sealing off your crawl space protects your home’s foundation and makes your house a healthier place in which to live. Adding a crawl space vapor barrier and dehumidifier is the best way to improve your home’s indoor air quality and maximize energy efficiency.
Crawl Space Encapsulation Defined
Crawl space encapsulation is the adding of a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier to cover the crawl space including floors, foundation walls, and possibly even its ceiling. An encapsulation barrier could be likened to the lining in your swimming pool that prevents leaks. The barrier works best when it covers your home’s crawl space completely. Sealing tape connects the barrier’s pieces throughout the space, and once the space is sealed, a dehumidifier helps regulate your crawl space’s moisture level.
Reasons People Encapsulate Their Crawl Space
Homeowners have crawl spaces encapsulated to avoid:
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Improves the comfort of your floors. With crawl space encapsulation, the temperature of your home’s hardwood and tile floors will be more comfortable to walk on, especially during winter months. Encapsulation also keeps your home from feeling wet and humid during the hot summer months.
What Crawl Space Encapsulation Includes
Professionals begin by assessing your home’s needs and verifying your crawl space is suitable for encapsulation. Crawl space encapsulation includes:
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Crawl space encapsulation increases the value of your home, brings better air quality within it, and helps you avoid major problems with structural damage or insect infestation. Dependable Home Services is committed to making sure your crawl space needs are addressed promptly and professionally. And with our detail-oriented staff, you’ll have a positive contractor experience throughout the crawl space encapsulation process.
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