How Do I Seal the Crawlspace Under My House?
The typical crawlspace is a dark, hot, and inhospitable place under the house that is easy to forget about. What’s inhospitable to you can be the perfect breeding conditions for biological contaminants. For instance, when moisture accumulates in your crawlspace, the risk of mold and mildew growth increases significantly. Left unchecked, mold and mildew growth can compromise your home’s air quality and even structural damage to the home. Fortunately, these risks are preventable by sealing the crawlspace through a process called crawlspace encapsulation.
Your Crawlspace Environment Impacts Your Indoor Environment
The purpose of crawlspace encapsulation is to divide the area below your home from your living space. When done correctly, the process prevents the passage of air from the crawlspace to your living environment and creates healthier living conditions overall.
Crawlspace Encapsulation Done by Specialists
At Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we offer complete crawlspace encapsulation services. The process of sealing a crawlspace involves applying a thick sheet of polyethylene to the ground beneath the home and along the inside walls of the foundation. Often called a “vapor barrier,” this sheet prevents moisture from emanating up through the soil and collecting in your crawlspace. Once the vapor barrier is in place, we use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air, floor beams, joists, and any other structural component that may have a high moisture content.
For more information about crawlspace encapsulation from Engineered Solutions of Georgia, contact us today. We can set up a quick and informative consultation to discuss the process in more detail.