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Crawl Space Encapsulation
This crawl space solution, crawl space encapsulation, is a sealing treatment supported by structural engineers, that turns your dirty, damp and moldy crawl space into a dry, clean space that can’t be penetrated by pests, the elements or grow mold. Many homes built on crawl space foundations have moisture problems, especially those in the southeast United States.
Although damp crawl spaces don’t just cause issues below ground, this is where they begin. Mold, mildew and bacteria are often found in crawl spaces and make breathing conditions poor by significantly impacting the air quality. While this may not seem like a problem if you assume that this poor air quality remains in the basement or crawl space, this is not the case as air rises and seeps into the rest of your home. Moisture and vapor that forms in the basement can also rot wood frames and floorings that form the key structures of your house. Crawl space encapsulation doesn’t just keep water out, though — another advantage of this crawl space solution is that termites and other pests are also kept out of the home. And we all know what a burden removing pests like invasive termites is. You can count on saving on energy costs as well, as cool air won’t escape in the summer and heat won’t escape in the winter months.
A heavy-duty polyethylene barrier is used to cover the crawl space in this crawl space solution. This means the floors, foundation walls and possibly even the ceiling will be coated. The encapsulation material used in crawl space encapsulation to that of a swimming pool liner. The barrier of this crawl space solution works best when your home’s crawl space is covered completely and sealing tape is used to connect the barrier’s pieces throughout the space. Once our team has sealed the space, a dehumidifier helps to regulate the crawl space’s moisture levels.
Crawl Space Repair
A crawl space is a space between 1 to 3 feet that houses are commonly built on to elevate the structure off the ground. Crawl spaces aren’t often built on poured concrete as dirt or sand flooring is a much cheaper alternative. Your dirt floor crawl space may be home to pests, rodents and insects and are likely hiding moldy insulation, mildew and standing water.
Crawl space repair, or a similar crawl space solution, is vital when fixing existing issues and preventing future ones. Crawl space encapsulation is commonly the best, most effective crawl space solution for repairing your crawl space and saving the rest of your home from poor air quality, mold and mildew, structural damage, reducing energy costs, keeping pests out and adding more storage space.
Vapor & Moisture Barrier
Vapor barriers, or moisture barriers, are a common crawl space solution that can help put a stop to the damp, moldy and mildewy mess it currently is in. Choosing a vapor barrier for your crawl space will help you to save money on other costs like poor air quality, mold and mildew, structural damage, reducing energy costs, keeping pests out and adding more storage space along the way.
A vapor barrier is often considered the bare minimum protection you should have in your basement when it comes to crawl space solutions. The encapsulation material used in crawl space encapsulation to that of a swimming pool liner. A moisture barrier is a plastic liner that covers the dirt floor of your crawl space. The encapsulation material used in crawl space encapsulation to that of a swimming pool liner. It will work to keep moisture and pets from seeping into your home.
Mold, mildew and bacteria significantly impact the quality of air and make breathing conditions poor and are often found in crawl spaces. If you assume that this poor air quality remains in the basement or crawl space, this may not seem like a problem. However, air rises and seeps into the rest of your home, meaning this is not the case. The spores and other contaminants found in mold and mildew are harmful to both people and pets and put all those who live in your home at risk of mold-related illnesses. A common mold-related illness is mold. Your HVAC system will also work harder as some of your warm or cold air seeps through the crawl space, especially in the hot summer months and cold winter months.
By choosing to install a moisture barrier, you’ve chosen a great crawl space solution. When installing a moisture barrier, you’ll first need to obtain the correct amount of barrier by calculating the square footage of your crawl space. The crawl space should be free of debris before beginning the process. Make certain the barrier is thick and heavy enough that it doesn’t roll up on itself. It’s important to note that the results aren’t one-and-done because a new barrier will need to be installed every 5-10 years. Although you could do it on your own, you can always call our team of professionals at Crawl Space Encapsulation Richmond, Virginia instead.
Crawl Space Moisture Control
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To control the moisture in your crawl space, crawl space encapsulation is the best crawl space solution. A crawl space is the perfect crockpot for mold growth when water leaks and seeps into your home. Rain leaks, water leaks, burst pipes and regular flooding issues can cause mold growth in large quantities. The biggest factor that puts you at risk for mold is that there is little to no ventilation in these spaces in addition to the lack of airflow. Crawl spaces almost always have stagnant air. Crawl spaces are not able to properly dry after flooding or leakage, meaning it doesn’t take much and it doesn’t take long for mold to start growing.
Our perfected crawl space solutions are top notch and work to turn your damp, dirty and moldy crawl spaces into clean dry spaces where moisture isn’t retained, making it impossible for mold to grow. Our team of experienced professional contractors have all crawl space solutions, like the crawl space encapsulation installation and application processes, down to a science and will transform your crawl space into a clean, dry foundation for your home.
Crawl Space Insulation
If the insulation in your crawl space is soggy, this is one of the many signs that you’re suffering from a problem of too much moisture in your crawl space. Crawl space moisture is never maintained exclusively to the lower level, meaning it’s likely you’ll benefit from one of our many crawl space solutions. Many homes in the southeast United States, and especially homes near and around Richmond, Virginia, deal with moisture problems, meaning yours likely does too. But you don’t have to handle this issue on your own, as finding the crawl space solution fit for you is incredibly important. Let the Crawl Space Encapsulation Richmond, VA team help you find and install the solution right for your space.
There are few better crawl space solutions better than Insulating your crawl space. Obtaining the correct amount of insulation is the first and most important step. Next, you’ll need to calculate the square footage of your crawl space so that you know how much insulating sealant you’ll need. The crawl space should be free of debris before you begin and the barrier should be thick and heavy enough that it doesn’t roll up on itself. You should know that the results are not one-and-done, as a new barrier needs to be installed every 5-10 years. Be sure to keep this in mind when deciding to do the first install yourself! Know you can always call our team of professionals at Crawl Space Encapsulation Franklin, Tennessee.
This crawl space solution, crawl space insulation, works by adding a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier to cover the crawl space, meaning the floors, foundation walls and possibly even the ceiling will be coated. The encapsulation material could be compared to the lining of a swimming pool liner. This crawl space solution barrier works best when your home’s crawl space is covered completely and sealing tape is used to connect the barrier’s pieces throughout the space. Once the space is sealed, a dehumidifier helps to regulate the crawl space’s moisture levels.