Crawl Space Encapsulation Services for Residents of Sandy Springs, GA
There are many different ways that moisture can enter your crawl space. Sometimes nearby standing water seeps in through the soil structures that surround your foundation; other times, moisture emanates up from the ground beneath your house; and sometimes, on especially humid days, as the hot outside air passes through your shaded crawlspace, the water vapor cools and causes condensation to form on your columns, girders, and floor joists. However, regardless of how the moisture gets into your crawlspace, the most important thing is getting it out before it can wreak havoc on your home. Here at Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we’ve provided reliable crawl space encapsulation services to homeowners throughout the Sandy Springs area for more than a decade.
How Is a Crawl Space Encapsulated?
Crawl space encapsulation is a process that can help prevent moisture from accumulating in your home’s crawlspace, thereby protecting your property from structural damage. Encapsulating a crawl space involves sealing off any points of entry where moisture could possibly penetrate. This is done by lining the crawl space with a durable tarp-like material made of polyethylene. This polyethylene sheet—which is often referred to as a moisture barrier or a vapor barrier—is affixed to the ground, the foundation walls, and the underside of the ground floor and the seams are sealed up with special waterproofing tape. Once the crawl space is lined with the moisture barrier, a dehumidifier is used to remove excess moisture from the air, the floor joists, and any other components of your home’s foundation that may have a higher-than-normal moisture content.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
To find out if your home in the Sandy Springs area is experiencing issues due to excess moisture accumulating in your crawl space, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia. We will be glad to send one of our waterproofing and foundation repair experts out to your home to perform an inspection and determine whether crawl space encapsulation is the right solution for you.