On average the air in the American home is more polluted than outdoor air according to the EPA. You can improve the air quality in your home and help prevent allergens from migrating into your living space with crawl space encapsulation. By sealing off the crawl space floor and crawl space walls with encapsulation, you decrease the amount of moisture allowed to enter the crawl space. This, in turn, reduces the amount of water vapor in the air relative to the temperature beneath the house. Lowering the humidity level in a crawl space that stays moist and damp will diminish the amount of organic growth in the crawl space, preventing mold spores, dust mites, and other living matter from aggravating allergies and worsening health problems. Essentially, it is as vital to monitor the health of your crawl space as it is the air quality indoors. When there is cleaner air in the crawl space, there is cleaner air in your home.
Crawl space encapsulation is a service provided by a foundation repair company that protects the crawl space from excessive moisture utilizing a thick, plastic material that many homeowners call a vapor barrier. However, crawl space encapsulation and vapor barrier installation have distinct differences: