Crawl space Encapsulation

Examination of crawl spaces is essential when considering the overall health of a home. For homes built on a crawl space, studies show up to 50% of the air you breathe in your home actually comes from the crawl space. When poorly constructed, and particularly when moisture problems exist, they can create a disaster for your home's Indoor Air Quality and even compromise the structural integrity of the home.

Moisture is the greatest enemy to any home. Because crawl spaces so commonly have moisture problems, these spaces become a breeding ground for mold (not to mention pests and rodents). Crawl spaces have been incorrectly built for decades. Venting crawl spaces in a hot humid climate is a bad idea; this allows moisture laden air to enter the crawlspace preventing you from managing moisture within the home.

The proper solution is to seal the crawl space, AKA Crawl Space Encapsulation. When kept sealed and maintained properly, a homeowner can more effectively:

  • Manage moisture within the home
  • Prevent Mold
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality
  • Reduce Pest Infestation
  • Lower Energy Costs

Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Reduce Moisture

Prevent water damage and mold metabolizing organic materials, like wood framing.

Energy Efficiency

Crawl Space Encapsulation helps control the temperature within a crawlspace, reducing the load on HVAC equipment.

Controls Pests

Vented crawl spaces provide the ideal environment for the infestation of pests, which are damp, dark, and cool spaces.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Reduces odors as well as mold spores and other allergens in the home.
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Signs of Crawlspace problems

Below are some of the common signs of how a Crawlspace problem can affect your home.

  • Musty odor in home
  • High energy costs to cool and heat the home
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality in the home
  • Mold inside the home
  • Sagging or uneven floors
  • Cracks in drywall, brick, or other wall structure
  • High relative humidity (RH) in crawl space
  • Moist insulation within crawl space
  • Sagging insulation in crawlspace
  • Mold in crawl space
  • Water damage to joists and framing in crawl space
  • Pooling water in crawl space
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Mold & Moisture Assessment

We perform a thorough inspection of the crawl space for mold and any signs of excess moisture or water damage to structural components in the crawl space.

Mold Remediation & Moisture Management

Prior to sealing the crawl space, all mold must be remediated. All excess moisture must also be collected and removed from the crawl space.

Installation of a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

We install a high quality vapor barrier to seal the crawl space and prevent moisture in the Earth from rising up and making contact with the underside of the home.

Sealing Crawl Space Vents

In the humid climate of the Southeast, we recommend all crawl space vents be sealed to keep humid air out.

When necessary:
Installation of a Crawlspace Dehumidifier

In very humid areas, such as the Southeastern United States, it may be necessary to add a permanent dehumidifier in the crawlspace to manage moisture.

Sump Pump Drainage System

In situations where there is water pooling in a crawl space, a sump pump drainage system is recommended to collect the water and pump it out.

What's involved with a crawl space encapsulation?

Areas We Service

Our headquarters is located in Cumming, Georgia.
We serve all the areas of North Georgia.

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