A crawl space is a difficult area to maintain because it’s hard to reach and easy to forget. However, ignoring your crawl space can lead to big problems. Moisture and pests can enter through cracks and crevices, leading to mold, rot, and structural damage. Encapsulating your crawl space is the best way to protect your home and keep it in good condition.
If you have a crawl space in your home, it’s important to understand the benefits of crawl space encapsulation. When crawl space encapsulation is done properly, it can help waterproof your home and improve the overall air quality.
What is crawl space encapsulation and why is it important?
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of completely sealing off a crawl space to keep out moisture and pests.
It is important because it can help waterproof your home and improve the air quality. In addition, crawl space encapsulation can also help reduce energy costs by sealing off the crawl space from the rest of the home.
How does crawl space encapsulation work?
The process of crawl space encapsulation involves sealing off the crawl space from the rest of the home. Crawl space encapsulation is a modern way to waterproof your crawl space. This method fixes the walls and floor of the area. Installing insulation and polyethylene vector barriers on the crawl space floor and walls is required. For an insulated and waterproof finish, high-grade barriers will be sealed into place.
Waterproofing services may be needed before encapsulation takes place. This may include crack injections or interior drain tile installation. The specific waterproofing steps needed will depend on the current condition of your crawl space. Taking these precautions will help us dry out the crawl space and prevent future leaks and flooding.
The benefits of crawl space encapsulation
In addition to deterring insects, rodents, and other pests, crawl space encapsulation can also help improve the air quality in your home. Dust and pollen can collect in an unencapsulated crawl space, and when conditioned air from your home rises into the crawl space, these particles can be drawn into the ductwork and circulated throughout your home.
In contrast, an encapsulated crawl space acts as a barrier, preventing dust and pollen from entering the ductwork. As a result, encapsulating your crawl space can help to improve the air quality in your home and reduce the risk of allergies and other respiratory problems.
How do I choose a contractor for my crawl space encapsulation?
When choosing a contractor to do crawl space encapsulation, it is important to choose someone who is experienced and has a good reputation in your local area. In addition, you will want to make sure that the contractor is licensed and insured. Finally, you should get a free inspection and written estimate from the contractor before work begins.
At Affordable Waterproofing, we have over 30 years experience delivering excellent basement waterproofing services in New Jersey and the Tri-state area. Contact us today for your free crawl space encapsulation inspection and estimate.