When neglected, crawl spaces can become humid places where mold grows, wood rots, and bad air accumulates. Unfortunately, what’s out of sight won’t be able to stay out of mind forever. The smells and humidity from a neglected crawl space will eventually make it into your house above. Not to mention, a wet crawl space can lead to unnecessary home repairs and even health problems.
Fortunately, our Nashville crawl space encapsulation services are a cost-effective process that locks out unwanted moisture and saves your crawl space from complications. The experienced team at United Structural Systems offers crawl space encapsulation services for houses all throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Whether you’re wanting to install an encapsulation system as a preventative measure or you’ve already seen signs of damage from moisture problems, call USS TN! We’ll send a professional to your property in no time to provide a free crawl space estimate.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is one of the most effective ways of preventing damages caused by indoor moisture. The process involves using a thick plastic crawl space vapor barrier to completely cover the interior of your crawl space. This barrier will be laid out over floors, walls, and sometimes the ceiling of your crawl space. Once the area has been sealed, a dehumidifier is typically installed in the encapsulated crawl space to further prevent excess moisture.
What are the Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Too much moisture in your crawl space can lead to a variety of problems, including poor indoor air quality in your main living area, more expensive energy bills due to high humidity, increased risk of mold, and structural damage, to name a few. A complete Nashville crawl space encapsulation system can help prevent these damages, as well as offer the following benefits:
- Better air quality
- Moisture control
- Efficient energy use
- Increased lifespan of HVAC system
- Seal vents and doors to keep the area clean and dry
- Additional storage space
- Protect wooden structures from rot and damage
How to Know if You Need Crawl Space Encapsulation
Some of the most common problems that signal crawl space moisture issues are mold and mildew. However, you might not consider that the following are signs that it’s time to think about crawl space encapsulation: