What Are the Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation entails carefully applying a thick sheet of polyethylene—often called a vapor barrier or moisture barrier—to the ground beneath your home, the inside of your foundation walls, and sometimes even the underside of your floor. After the vapor barrier is in place, a dehumidifier is employed to remove moisture from the air, floor joists, and other structural components that have a high concentration of moisture.
The main reason why homeowners encapsulate their crawlspaces is to prevent moisture from emanating up from the ground and collecting beneath their homes, where it can lead to structural damage such as wood rot and health hazards such as mold and mildew growth. Some other benefits of crawlspace encapsulation include:
- Improved energy efficiency, as the moisture barrier may also help regulate the movement of heat into and out of your home
- Better air quality, not only in your crawlspace but throughout your entire home
- Less chance of wood-destroying insects and other pests infiltrating your crawlspace
If moisture is building up in your crawlspace and you do not take measures to mitigate it, you run the risk of sustaining serious structural damage which may necessitate costly and invasive repairs. To prevent this from happening, it is best to consult a professional that can perform a thorough inspection of your crawlspace and install an appropriate moisture-management system.
Partner with ESOG for a Lifetime of Support
Since 2007, the team at Engineered Solutions of Georgia has provided crawlspace encapsulation services to homeowners throughout the Atlanta area and beyond. When you contact us, we will be happy to schedule an initial consultation at a time that works for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will conduct a professional evaluation of your crawlspace and work with you to devise a lasting solution to your needs. And, for your total peace of mind, our work will be covered by a comprehensive warranty.
Contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today to get started.