Crawl Space Encapsulation
Have you experienced issues with mold or mildew in your crawl space lately? Perhaps there’s a musty smell you haven’t noticed before, or maybe these issues have already started to creep out into the rest of your house.
If that’s the case, you need to encapsulate your home’s crawl space now. The encapsulation specialists at United Structural Systems know what it takes to reverse the moisture issues under your home and keep your crawl space dry in the future.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Of course, the best way to keep your crawl space dry is to prevent moisture and humidity from making its way into your home. We use a state-of-the-art vapor barrier as a shield around your crawl space’s interior. This prevents the infiltration of moisture into your crawl space and helps you avoid expensive repairs.
When to Get Crawl Space Encapsulation
You need to look out for the warning indicators of moisture build-up in your crawl space. Condensation on the walls, insulation, and ductwork is a sure sign of excessive moisture.
Your home’s construction is full of organic materials that are susceptible to moisture damage. You might not notice any moisture damage during inspections, but it can seep in any time. Stay alert for stale or moldy air, as that can be a possible sign that moisture damage has already begun.
The Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
One of the many benefits of installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space is improved air quality throughout the home. In addition to that, you could possibly also see lower heating and cooling bills, and well as improved performance and increased lifespan of your HVAC system.
Having a dry crawl space keeps the important elements of your home – like wood joists and insulation – safe from mildew, rot, and decay.