The Team at Engineered Solutions of Georgia Can Encapsulate the Crawl Space in Your Atlanta Home
Encapsulating a crawl space is the process of sealing it off from the soil beneath and the house up above. This is typically done by lining every inch of your crawl space with a durable tarp-like material made of polyethylene. Often called a moisture barrier, this sheet of polyethylene is sealed up at all the seams with special waterproofing tape. Once the crawl space has been properly encapsulated, a dehumidifier is run to remove excess moisture from the air, floor joists, and any other structural components that may have a high moisture content.
Why Should You Do It?
The leading reason why homeowners opt to encapsulate a crawl space is that they are experiencing indoor moisture issues such as mold and mildew growth, musty odors inside the home, insect infestation, or sweating windows. While any one of these conditions can be troublesome on its own, if left untreated, a crawl space with excess moisture can lead to serious structural damage, repairs for which can be costly and invasive. For this reason, many homeowners who suspect their crawlspaces are or may become troublesome contact a company that can install a moisture-management system to address the issue.
Who Should You Call?
Residents of Atlanta and surrounding areas have long trusted the home improvement experts at Engineered Solutions of Georgia to help keep their homes in tip-top shape. We can provide a professional inspection of your crawl space to determine whether or not encapsulation is an option for your home. If we decide that it is, one of our friendly representatives will be more than happy to explain to you our encapsulation process and what you can expect moving forward.
Contact Us to Learn More
For more information about having a vapor barrier installed at your home in Atlanta or another nearby area to encapsulate a crawl space, or to schedule a free at-home consultation, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.