Did you know that as much as 40% of the air you breathe in your home comes through your crawl space? Because of this, any moisture, mold, dust or other pathogens in your basement or crawl space can find its way into your home, where it can affect your health. This is why it is vitally important to keep your crawl space or basement as dry and clean as possible.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation protects your space with a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier, which covers floors, foundation walls and even the ceiling in some cases. The barrier works best when it covers the crawl space or basement completely. A special sealing tape is used to connect the barrier’s pieces together throughout, and once it’s sealed, a dehumidifier helps to regulate the moisture levels.
Why Should I Consider Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Homeowners encapsulate their basements and crawl spaces to keep moisture and the resulting issues, like mold and mildew, wood rot, pests, and decreased energy efficiency, at bay. Sealing your basement in this way makes your home a healthier place to live, improves indoor air quality, and maximizes energy efficiency.
There are many reasons why you should consider crawl space encapsulation. If your home has any of the following problems, basement encapsulation can help.
- Musty, mildew smells in your home
- High heating and cooling costs
- Wet insulation
- Sweating windows
- Pest infestation
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
- Improve air quality
- Eliminate pests
- Prevent mold and mildew problems
- Get ahead of structural damage
- Increase energy efficiency
- Improve floor comfort
Get a Free Estimate for Crawl Space Encapsulation
Bone Dry provides free, comprehensive inspections of your basement or crawl space to determine if yours is suitable for encapsulation. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your appointment!Contact Us