Crawl Space Encapsulation
Is your crawl space smelling particularly moldy lately? Are you noticing condensation on your insulation and ductwork? Has moisture damage in your crawl space started to affect the rest of your home?
If so, now is the best time to encapsulate your crawl space. The experts at United Structural Systems have the knowledge and trusted solutions to keep your crawl space dry and healthy for good.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
The most effective way to deal with excess moisture is to make sure it never enters your crawl space in the first place. Using a thick plastic crawl space vapor barrier, we can cover the interior of your crawl space. This barrier seals off the area, blocking outside moisture from ever getting inside.
When to Get Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are a few big warning signs that will let you know when your crawl space may be experiencing moisture issues. Look for condensation on your insulation and ductwork.
High moisture content in organic materials like wood framing is another important symptom. Even if moisture isn’t present when you inspect, if you spot cracks in your foundation walls, moisture can enter at any time. Finally, if you smell moldy or stale air, moisture damage might already be occurring.
The Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
When we encapsulate your crawl space, you will enjoy a number of benefits. Most importantly, the air quality in your home will improve. You may waste less energy heating or cooling your crawl space, as well, improving the lifespan of your HVAC system.
With no moisture issues, your wooden structures will be safe from wood rot, and you might be able to possibly use the space for storage.