Do You Need Crawl Space Encapsulation at Your Smyrna, GA, Home?
You probably don’t pay much mind to the crawl space beneath your Smyrna, Georgia, home. After all, nothing really goes on down there, right? Well, that depends. As moisture emanates up from the ground or enters through cracks in your foundation, it may collect in your crawl space. While a little bit of moisture may not seem like a big deal, if left unchecked, it can lead to a host of problems. For instance, a damp crawl space can cause:
- Mold, mildew, and bacteria to grow
- Wooden floor joists to rot
- Metal plumbing to rust
- Unpleasant, musty odors to develop
A damp, dark crawl space is also an attractive location for rodents, insects, and other creatures looking to make their nests. Indeed, it turns out that having moisture in your crawl space can actually be a big deal, and while you may not pay much attention to your crawl space, there very well could be a lot going on down there.
As the premier foundation repair and waterproofing company in the Smyrna area, Engineered Solutions of Georgia specializes in crawl space encapsulation services. We’ve helped countless homeowners address their crawl space issues, thereby ridding their homes of pests and foul odors and mitigating structural damage.
How Crawl Space Encapsulation Works
Crawl space encapsulation involves installing a vapor barrier on the ground beneath your home and on the insides of your foundation walls. A vapor barrier—also commonly called a moisture barrier—is a thick, tarp-like sheet of polyethylene. It is fitted to your crawl space and then all the seams are sealed up with a special waterproofing tape. Once the vapor barrier is in place, a dehumidifier is run to restore your crawl space to an appropriate level of humidity.
Get Started Today
If you’d like to learn more about the crawl space encapsulation services that we offer to homeowners in Smyrna and the surrounding communities, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today to schedule a complimentary consultation.