Crawl Space Encapsulation
Are you having problems with mold and mildew in your crawl space? You might have noticed a musty odor, or perhaps these problems have permeated other parts of your house.
Encapsulating your crawl space is a must if this is the case. United Structural Systems’ encapsulation experts know how to fix moisture problems under your home that keep your crawl space staying dry.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
The best way to ensure a dry crawl space is to keep moisture and humidity from entering your home in the first place. As a shield for your crawl space’s interior, we use a state-of-the-art vapor barrier. This helps to prevent moisture from entering your crawl space and saves you money on costly repairs.
When to Get Crawl Space Encapsulation
Watch out for signs of moisture buildup in your crawl space. Excessive moisture can be seen on the ductwork, insulation, and walls.
The organic materials used in the construction of your home are vulnerable to damage by moisture. Although you may miss the signs of moisture damage during inspections it could easily seep into your home at any time. You should be alert for moldy or stale air as this could indicate that moisture damage may already have begun.
The Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
A vapor barrier installed in your crawl space can boost the quality of the air throughout your home. You could also experience lower heating and cooling costs, as well as increased performance and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system.
Dry crawl spaces are essential for keeping your home’s important components, such as insulation and wood joists, safe from mold, rot, and decay.