Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • July 10, 2015

Consider A Crawl Space Encapsulation

When’s the last time you were in your crawl space? Chances are, you venture into that area of your home as little as possible. Well, unless your crawl space is encapsulated. In that case, it’s probably not so scary.

The ground of a traditional crawl space under a home typically consists of sand or soil, which contain a lot of moisture. That moisture is constantly evaporating from the ground into the air of the crawl space, which can potentially lead to the growth of mold and mildew. It could also lead to wood rot and structural damage from fungi, insects, and termites. Furthermore, it could damage the flooring in the rooms directly above the crawl space. Encapsulating your crawl space is a great alternative that will reduce the risks of running into these problems.

Addressing crawl space problems while they are still manageable is ideal and will help you save money in future expenses. It’s better to proactively control moisture problems, rather than waiting until it’s too late and spending a big chunk of change in repairs. Not only can you save money and eliminate future damage with a crawl space encapsulation, but you’ll also be promoting better air quality in the crawl space which leads to better air quality in the living spaces directly above the crawl space.

But that’s not all. Other benefits include reduced energy usage resulting in lower energy bills, reduced likelihood of critters in your crawl space, reduced chance of costly floor repairs, and last but not least, having a clean, presentable crawl space that adds value to your home as an attractive selling feature. Wouldn’t that be awesome?

If your crawl space is a problem area, call the professionals at Killingsworth and let us take a look. We’d love to help you eliminate problems regarding your crawl space and add value to your home at the same time.

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