Encapsulating your crawl space could be the most important improvement you can do for the health of your home. With the naturally humid climate here in the Carolinas our homes are very susceptible to challenges some other areas may not face. You may notice your floors are uneven. Some homes have musty or mildew odors. It is even possible for allergies to be affected. If you are experiencing any of these we will be more than happy to offer a free inspection and evaluation.
Benefits of crawl space encapsulation
Crawlspace encapsulation has a variety of benefits which includes lower monthly energy bills and healthier air in your home. Homeowners can expect to see a 15-20% reduction after their crawlspace undergoes this type of service. Air quality is also vastly improved, which helps those reduces the chances of contracting illnesses, particularly ones that are caused by mold or mildew. Crawlspaces that are not protected in this way can be susceptible to pests and also compromise the structural integrity of a home. Termites thrive in damp crawlspaces and can do significant damage to the structure of a home.
Once crawlspace encapsulation is completed, the floors within your home will also be much warmer and will not retain a cold feel. Any unpleasant odors are eliminated with this service and mold and mildew will not be able to grow in your crawlspace. The purpose of crawlspace encapsulation is to eliminate high humidity levels, which is a breeding ground for mold, some of which may even be toxic. Many homeowners are completely unaware that there are issues with their crawlspace and do not make this realization until damage has already been done.
Encapsulating Crawl Spaces is the latest trend
It is a common misconception for homeowners to rely on a vented crawlspace to keep humidity down. Vents in a crawlspace are quickly becoming outdated as new construction rarely utilizes this method. That is because air that enters through the home at lower level eventually rises and can carry any mold spores that are found in the crawlspace. Therefore, it is a more effective and safer to seal off the crawlspace and not allow air to gain access through vents. Those vents often lead to very poor air quality within a home. More research is showing the ill effects of vents while also evidencing the effectiveness of a encapsulating your crawlspace.
The bottom line is that encapsulation is safer for you and your family. Problems with mold can be completely avoided when you chose Carolina Crawlspace Pros. This is not a job homeowners will want to do themselves. There needs to be proper execution so that a crawlspace is completely sealed. Our technicians have all the proper tools as well as the experience to use the proper techniques when called for. There is a certain science to successful encapsulation and our customers can expect this service to be performed with the utmost skill.