Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation
Properties are built in a variety of ways. While some have typical foundations, others have crawl spaces. In specific circumstances, crawl spaces can be of real benefit to a property, but there are other situations when they become a major nuisance. To avoid issues later down the line, you should consider crawl space encapsulation and insulation. This will drastically reduce the likelihood that you’ll be caused problems by your crawl space in both the immediate and distant future. At D&R Spray Foam Insulation, we’ve been supplying crawl space encapsulation and insulation expertise for many years now. We work with a meticulousness and dedication that guarantees exceptional results. You only have to peruse a few of our past customer testimonials to see this is the case. Just below, you can find out more information relating to our crawl space encapsulation and insulation service, and the reasons that you ought to be considering it. For any additional information, speak to our customer service team.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Before we get into the reasons that you should be thinking about having this process completed at your property, we first need to understand exactly what the process is. In simple terms, crawl space encapsulation is where we will install a durable moisture barrier on the floor of your crawl space and over any foundation vents. It also means adding insulated walls and a dehumidifier too. The idea is to seal the space in its entirety, while allowing the dehumidifier to regulate the moisture levels in the crawl space.
The idea behind crawl space encapsulation is that the presence of moisture has the potential to wreak havoc on your property. Unfortunately, it is quite common for crawl spaces to have a lot of moisture. Humid air and moisture that rises through the ground beneath your property can cause an array of problems, but the most significant of these is damage to your property’s foundation. This can make the building uninhabitable and would lead to thousands and thousands of dollars in expensive repairs. By going through this process now, you can save yourself a stack of cash in the long run.
Preventing Mold and Mildew
Another issue that results from the presence of moisture and damp, the spread of mold and mildew is something you’ll be desperate to avoid. These insidious presences thrive in heat and humidity, and you’ll find that they’re capable of quickly spreading through your property. Once you’re dealing with mold and mildew, it can be frustratingly difficult to have them removed. The sensible option is to take preventative measures to avoid this scenario altogether.
Adding insulation alone to your crawl space isn’t likely to prevent moisture issues, but it will have a significant effect on the interior of your property. With a high R-value barrier beneath your floors, you won’t have cold air flowing in from underneath. This keeps your property’s interior warm and cozy, while also lessening the need to spend on heating utilities.