Many homeowners do not pay close attention to their crawl space because it is so tucked out of the way. Consequently, this area that is both out of sight and out of mind often suffers from a lack of maintenance. Due to its position beneath the house, the crawl space is prone to becoming extra moist, particularly as the weather gets warmer. With crawl space encapsulation in Georgetown, however, our techs can reduce this harmful humidity.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
During the spring and summer, humidity levels rise in homes, creating the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and fungi to form. Bacteria also tends to accumulate, contributing to increasingly poor air quality. This atmosphere makes it difficult for household members to breathe and worsens respiratory illnesses and allergy symptoms.
Crawl space encapsulation is an excellent solution for combatting this indoor climate problem. The process involves setting a barrier along the walls, floor, and crawl space ceiling. This buffer seals out any humidity that could contribute to health hazards and weakened structural integrity. Many contractors will also add insulation from materials like spray foam. Such an addition helps thermal resistance while adding an extra barrier. Lastly, it is recommended to have a dehumidifier installed as a final fortification against moisture.
Although the primary purpose of crawl space encapsulation is reducing excessive levels of moisture, it has a lot of other benefits as well. This single installation can help improve residents’ health, in addition to increasing their savings.
Some of the other perks of seeking professional encapsulation for a crawl space include:
- Less stress on load-bearing beams and piers
- Improved air quality throughout the house
- Prevention of pest invasions through holes and cracks in the crawl space
- Protection for valuables stored in the crawl space that would be ruined by damp air
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A final advantage of encapsulating a crawl space is the amount of money that can be saved. For instance, homeowners will instantly notice a difference in their utility bills for heating and cooling. Usually, the crawl space beneath a house’s foundation inadvertently allows much of the home’s carefully controlled heating and cooling to escape. With encapsulation, the additional insulation on the floor and walls prevents extreme temperatures in either direction. This diminishes the amount of work your HVAC system has to do.
Not only does this cut the costs of cooling and heating, since the temperature is more balanced, but it preserves the systems’ lifespans as well. Homeowners often do not need to invest in multiple air quality units either, as the air is absent of harmful bacteria and mold. For more ways to save, talk to our team at Lowco Roofing.