Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of sealing your crawl space off from the outside elements. Historically, an open crawl space was used to prevent moisture from gathering in the area. Some people would even utilize a basement waterproofing style system to divert the water. Over the years, experts have found the best way to actually accomplish this is to completely seal it off from the outside.
Quality Waterproofing achieves this through the use of a highly durable product known as a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is a thick, insulated, woven fabric that is sandwiched between waterproof polypropylene. The barrier is installed on the walls and floors of your crawl space and will prevent any unwanted moisture from entering your home
The benefits of a sealed crawl space are:
- Improve indoor air quality
- Increase energy efficiency of the home
- Prevent pipes from freezing in the winter
- Add storage space to the home
- Keep floors warmer in the winter
- Increase the life of the foundation
The installation process is simple. First, we clean out the crawl space of any obstructions and items that may be there already. Next, we will install the vapor barrier to the walls of the foundation around the perimeter of the crawl space. Then, we install the vapor barrier on the floor of the crawl space and seal any gaps where it meets the walls. Finally, we install an insulated door at the entrance to the crawl space.
Once the crawl space is sealed from the outside environment, the air will be conditioned to reduce the moisture content and prevent the growth of mold and other contaminants that can harm your home and your family. This is done through the use of a dehumidifier and the changes will be noticeable immediately.
If you've got any questions about this process or want to set up a free quote for encapsulation of your crawl space, please contact us today.