Is your home constantly plagued with dampness or mold, pest or insect problems? Have rotting wood coupled with structural issues, or high cooling costs? If you answered yes to any of these, it is time to consider encapsulating, or lining, your crawlspace. Crawlspace encapsulation involves installing a vapor barrier, and can save you money down the road, preventing pricey repairs caused by moisture and humidity.
How Does Encapsulation Work?
Before encapsulation, your crawlspace will need to be evaluated to make sure there are no existing bulk water issues. After the initial assessment, the crawlspace will need to be cleaned out and the space will need to be measured. Next in the encapsulation process: installing the vapor barrier. It is important for all walls and floor surfaces to be covered completely and as consistently as possible. Finally, in order to keep humidity at appropriate levels, a crawlspace dehumidifier is recommended to be added. The total time of the job varies by the size of the home and of the crawlspace, but most jobs can be completed in one day.
Encapsulation & Lining Benefits
Encapsulating a crawlspace has many benefits to your home and health. Controlling the moisture levels in your crawlspace can help keep mold at bay. Indoor air quality will also improve by it being dry and sealed from outside elements. Crawlspace encapsulation can help you avoid costly structural repairs caused by excess moisture. In addition to lining, other common crawlspace services include vapor barrier liners and drainage matting. Other services offered are spray foam insulation, vent & door covers, stabilizing posts, and french drains.
Looking into encapsulation to control existing moisture issues? Want to prevent future home and health problems? Our professional and licensed technicians can help. We offer several crawl space services. Give us a call today or schedule service online! Trust Tiger and we will make sure the job gets done right!