Crawl Space Encapsulation
Does it seem to be getting a little moldy in your crawl space? Are there musty smells emanating from your crawl space? Are you concerned moisture damage in your crawl space will affect the rest of your home as well?
Now is the best time to encapsulate your crawl space. United Structural Systems’ trusted experts can help you keep your crawl space healthy and dry for good.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Excess moisture should not be allowed to enter your crawl space. We can cover your crawl space with a thick, plastic crawl space vapor barrier. The barrier blocks outside moisture from entering the crawl space.
When to Get Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are several signs that your crawl space might be suffering from moisture problems. First, check for condensation in your insulation or ductwork.
Another sign is high moisture content in organic materials such as wood framing. Even if there is no moisture present during inspection, cracks in foundation walls can allow moisture to enter. If you notice moldy or stale odors, it could be another indication that moisture damage is already occurring.
The Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
There are many benefits to having your crawl space encapsulated. The most important benefit is that your home’s air quality should improve dramatically. Your HVAC system should last longer because you’ll use less energy to heat or cool your crawl space. Wood rot should no longer be a problem if you alleviate moisture issues.