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What is crawl space encapsulation?
According to the dictionary, “encapsulation” is the action involved in enclosing something as though it were in a capsule.
When it comes to your crawl space, encapsulation involves wrapping a water vapor barrier on the floors and walls, turning the crawl space into a clean, dry capsule.
The barrier, often made of heavy-duty polyethylene, keeps ground moisture from seeping into the crawl space.
This, in turn, reduces the amount of humid air coming into your living space.
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Why does it matter?
Along with creating a more comfortable environment throughout your home, waterproofing the crawl space through encapsulation helps you avoid potentially costly issues:
It reduces the risk of mold and lessens the likelihood that termites or other insects and pests will take up residence and damage your home foundation.
In addition, crawl space encapsulation reduces the risk of flooding. The heavy-duty barrier provides a protective layer that keeps water out, even during the heavy downpours we get in this part of the country.
With encapsulation, the expensive water damage associated with flooding is less likely.
Improving the air quality, in the crawl space and throughout your home, also helps you maintain the proper humidity, so your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system doesn’t have to work as hard.
Less stress on the HVAC helps extend the life of this critical household system and leads to lower utility bills.
Who handles crawl space encapsulations?
As you might guess, this particular home improvement project isn’t your basic DIY on the weekend chore.
It’s also not a one-person job.
To be most effective, a crawl space encapsulation should be handled by professionals.
The basic process of encapsulating a crawl space involves:
Assessing and cleaning the crawl space. The clean-up is important: While the barrier installed is strong and sturdy, rocks and sharp debris could damage it and are best removed before installation.
Measuring and cutting the barrier material to fit the room. This is where the old, “measure twice, cut once,” rule comes in handy: The material needs to allow for proper overlap and sealing.
Encapsulating the crawl space. Typically, the barrier material is installed on the foundation walls and ceiling first, and then the floor. Particular attention must be paid to the floor joists.
Maintaining proper humidity. Once the crawl space is fully encapsulated, it’s important to maintain the proper level of humidity in the room. Crawl space dehumidifiers can be installed to keep the humidity level at a healthy 45-50%.
Graves Encapsulation. LLC professionals are trained and experienced in crawl space encapsulation.
Contact us today to find out how our team can help you protect your home investment from the crawl space on up!
The guys did an awesome job! You’re very professional and courteous. At our original meeting they were very thorough letting us know the process.
Very pleased with the whole job and would like to recommend them to anyone that needs the encapsulation down under their home.
Very very happy customer here! Graves Encapsulation did an EXCELLENT job on one of my properties.
He will be doing our house in 2 weeks.
Looking forward to it !
Highly recommend him for your encapsulation
Did an excellent job on our home.
Worked hard and kept us fully advised on what was being done.
Good people !
Deborah L Coleman
Thanks to Graves Encapsulation. LLC for making my home drier and more comfortable.
Job well done!