Nearly 15% of homes in the US have crawlspaces. This space is a critical access point for things like electrical work and plumbing, even if most homeowners don’t know they have them. One of the common issues with crawlspaces, however, is that excess moisture can lead to mold, reduced air quality, and damage to your home’s frames and flooring.
What is Crawlspace Encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation adds a barrier to the floor of the space, preventing moisture buildup and reducing the likelihood of damage. After the barrier is placed on the floor, an encapsulation service will often use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the space.
The barrier is custom fit to the space, making sure that moisture can’t leak in over time. Encapsulation services might also include installing insulation or a permanent dehumidifier. These additions will depend on the individual space and conditions of the house.
Why Encapsulate a Crawlspace?
Minnesota is notoriously damp. Those 10,000 lakes often come at a cost for homeowners, especially when considering your crawlspace. Minnesota homes often have higher levels of moisture than those in our neighboring states. Encapsulation prevents this excess moisture, which can have many negative effects on your home.
- Heightened mold and mildew growth
- Reduced energy efficiency throughout the home
- Higher prevalence of Intrusive pests
- Lower overall air quality
- Increased symptoms due to mold exposure
- Structural damage to wooden floors and frames
Choosing a Team for Encapsulation Services
Even if you’re not experiencing any of the problems above, encapsulation can prevent them from happening in the future. Working with a great team for encapsulation services is vital to keeping your home safe. A professional service will guarantee that the area is properly sealed and can counteract moisture for a long time.
Do you need encapsulation services for your home? Our team handles these services for hundreds of clients every year. Contact Pure Breathing Solutions and get help from our team of specialists.