Better indoor air quality in your home!
Due to the stack effect, up to 50% of the air you breathe in your home can flow up from your crawl space, taking with it any contaminants present in the crawl space. If the home has a damp, moldy, vented crawl space, there is a high probability that the rest of the home has indoor air quality issues.
Keeping your crawl space as clean and dry as possible is vital. Even vented crawl spaces can hold moisture and put your home at risk of water damage from mold, wood rot, pest infestation, and decreased energy efficiency. Moisture can cause a variety of unwanted problems, so it is vital to keep excess moisture out of your home.
Today, homeowners encapsulate their crawl space to keep moisture and unwanted problems out of their homes. Sealing off your crawl space protects your home's foundation and makes your house a healthier place to live. Adding a crawl space vapor barrier and dehumidifier is the best way to improve your home's indoor air quality and maximize energy efficiency.
Crawl space encapsulation is the addition of a heavy-duty polyethylene liner to cover the crawl space floor and foundation walls. An encapsulation liner could be likened to the lining in your swimming pool that prevents leaks. The barrier works best when it covers your home's crawl space completely. Once the space is sealed, a dehumidifier helps regulate your crawl space's moisture level.
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Crawl space encapsulation promotes clean air circulation throughout your home, making breathing healthier for your friends and family. Unsealed crawl spaces are breeding grounds for moisture. When moisture is eliminated, humid air is no longer circulated throughout your home.
Insects, including termites, need moisture to survive. Crawl space encapsulations eliminate the possibility of creating conditions that welcome pests such as termites. Avoid the threat of insect infestation, significant damage, and the hassle pests cause by simply addressing your crawl space needs with professional encapsulation.
No one wants to get sick from spending time in their own home. Encapsulating a crawl space makes the home a healthier place to live and breathe.
Unwanted moisture issues are prevented when moisture is eliminated from under your home. And no musty, wet odors will enter your home from your heating and air conditioning unit.
For the long-term stability of your home's foundation, it is vital to prevent moisture from accumulating in your crawl space. When you prevent dampness from gathering in your crawl space, you also prevent it from seeping through to the dirt surrounding your home's foundation. Gutters aim water away from your home's foundation, but a moist crawl space under your home can cause trouble. Crawl space encapsulation helps prevent moisture retention and makes your foundation more stable for years.
When your heating and air conditioning unit does not have to fight damp air created by a moist crawl space, it functions with less energy, decreasing your monthly utility bills. Note: crawl space encapsulation pays for itself over time due to the increased energy efficiency it provides your home.
With crawl space encapsulation, the temperature of your home's hardwood and tile floors will be more comfortable to walk on, especially during winter months. Encapsulation also keeps your home from feeling wet and humid during the hot summer months.
Professionals begin by assessing your home's needs and verifying your crawl space is suitable for encapsulation. Crawl space encapsulation includes:
Crawl space encapsulation increases your home's value, improves air quality, and helps you avoid significant problems with structural damage or insect infestation. ANR Restoration is committed to addressing your crawl space needs promptly and professionally. With our detail-oriented staff, you will have a positive contractor experience throughout the crawl space encapsulation process.
We have provided Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana homeowners with reliable, professional services since 1988. Let us help you with all your crawl space and home repair needs. For a free consultation, contact ANR Restoration today!Call Now (812) 246-8791