Crawl Space Encapsulation
Is your crawl space starting to smell moldy? Is the humidity so bad that it is causing condensation to form on the insulation or ductwork? Are you worried about moisture damage in your crawl space affecting your home?
This may be the perfect time to encapsulate your crawl space. United Structural Systems has the expertise and trusted solutions needed to ensure that your crawl space stays dry and healthy.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
It is best to keep excess moisture out of your crawl space. Our crawl space vapor barrier is thicker than most and can be used to cover your crawl space. This barrier seals the area and prevents any moisture from getting in.
When to Get Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are some obvious signs that indicate your crawl space is suffering from moisture issues. For starters, you should look for condensation on insulation and ductwork.
High moisture content in organic material like wood framing is another sign. Even if there’s no visible moisture, cracks in the foundation walls could indicate that moisture has entered. Moisture damage could also be possible if you notice a moldy or stale smell.
The Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
There are numerous benefits to encapsulating your crawl space. Your home’s air quality may be significantly improved, and your HVAC system’s lifespan may be extended by consuming less energy in cooling or heating your crawl space. Your wooden structures won’t get wood rot if they remain dry.