Crawl space encapsulation benefits include accessibility to a home’s structural framework and protect plumbing lines, gas lines, HVAC components, and other necessities. Keeping crawl spaces clean and dry is essential, as they play a crucial role in guaranteeing structural stability and indoor air quality. Research shows that crawl spaces tend to trap moisture under the home, and the presence of water and humidity in the crawl space can be detrimental in a variety of ways. Learn about crawl space encapsulation benefits and what they provide:
Keeping The Moisture Out
Water and moisture can lead to the growth of mold, pest infestation, and even rot the wood. Crawl spaces in the southern United States are susceptible to a high level of moisture intrusion through open foundation vents, damp foundation walls, and moist soil beds under the home. That is why AFS experts advise an encapsulation system to help remediate and protect against sagging framework, cupping floors, mold growth, and wood rot. Crawl space encapsulation benefits include protecting the crawl space and making one’s home a healthier place to live. This repair method has shown to drastically improve the over safety and structural integrity of the house.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of isolating the crawlspace from intruding moisture by sealing foundation vents and adding a durable polyethylene moisture barrier to the home’s foundation walls, columns, and dirt floor. Once securely fastened to walls and columns, AFS Foundation & Waterproofing specialists apply a high-quality adhesive tape to seal the barrier’s floor piers pieces to walls and columns.
AFS experts install an airtight crawlspace door to ensure complete isolation, once the crawl space barrier is appropriately connected and sealed. Finally, a crawl space air system improves the air quality under the home by filtering mold spores and other indoor allergens. The unit removes harmful moisture from the air as it passes through. Once the air is cleaned and dehumidified, the clean, dry air circulates under the home and into your living space. This crawl space air system has a positive effect on the air quality of the rest of the house.
Crawl space Encapsulation Benefits to Note
Crawl space encapsulation benefits can improve your property in a big way:
Reduce the chance of insect infestation or mold growth – Insects like termites thrive on moisture. A proper crawl space encapsulation will significantly reduce humidity under the house and help keep it dry. Encapsulation helps deter pests from invading the property and causing harm.
Improve the air quality – Another crawl space encapsulation benefit is improving the indoor air quality. Encapsulation promotes clean air circulation throughout the home. Incorrectly encapsulated crawl spaces do not adequately keep out moisture. Incorrect encapsulation leads to high humidity throughout the crawlspace with the danger of future wood rot and mold growth.
Reduce structural damage causes – The presence of moisture in the crawl space can affect the long term stability of the house. With a proper crawl space encapsulation, it will remain dry and free of dampness. Encapsulation reduces any structural damage that moisture, mold growth and wood rot can create.
Increased energy efficiency – Another significant crawl space encapsulation benefit is that it makes your home more energy-efficient. An adequately installed crawl space encapsulation reduces dampness and moisture in the indoor air. Encapsulation puts less pressure on heating and cleaning units. It serves as a barrier against warm, humid air in the summer and cold air in the winter. This barrier can reduce a homeowner’s monthly utility bills. Besides crawl space encapsulations, AFS also offers crawlspace insulation. Insulation is much more useful than traditional fiberglass, batt insulation. Homeowners should research AFS AquaStop Thermal Protection for more information.
In summary, an AFS crawl space encapsulation is an investment that provides peace of mind to homeowners. It is a sound investment for your property. AFS professionals perform the work with absolute certainty correct installation that is of great benefit for many years to come. Contact us today to get started.
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