Crawl Space Sealing

crawl space sealingIf your home suffers from moisture problems, poor indoor air quality, or high energy bills, our crawl space encapsulation services could be just what you need.

Our crawl space sealing procedure consists of the installation of a 6 mil plastic vapor barrier over the dirt floor, which extends up the foundation walls to the intersection of the foundation and the building's framing, where it's sealed tightly. All penetrations in the vapor barrier, including utility penetrations and structural components (such as those shown in the image to the right), are also sealed.

Benefits of crawl space encapsulation include: 

Eliminate Moisture

Encapsulating your home's crawl space eliminates the primary source of moisture in your home, which prevents mold and other potentially harmful indoor air pollutants from entering your living space. Uncontrolled moisture can also lead to building durability problems such as rotten framing.

Save on Energy Bills

Air infiltrating your home through air leaks in your crawl space can increasing your home's cooling costs. Encapsulating your crawl space reduces the infiltration of hot outdoor air, keeping your home cooler.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is among the EPA's "top risks to public health". Poor indoor air quality can be caused by a variety of contaminants, ranging from dust and pet dander, to mold and mildew, to dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide and radon. Encapsulating your crawl space is a must for anyone looking to reduce the risk of poor indoor air quality, as it eliminates the source of moisture and prevents gases from entering your home's living space. 

Contact us for more information about crawl space encapsulation, air sealing, and home energy efficiency.

 

For more information, call 1-877-411-BLDG (2534) or email us at info@buildingdoctors.com

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