What is crawlspace encapsulation? Crawlspace Encapsulation is the practice of closing your crawlspace off from the outdoor environment, and conditioning the space to adequately remove excess levels of moisture within your crawlspace environment.
Encapsulation Systems are the most effective way to protect your home from the following issues:
- Damp Rot
- Structural Damage
- Excessive Energy Costs
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Uncomfortable living environment due to a humid home
- Asthma and allergy symptoms caused by excessive humidity
Encapsulation comprises of several services offered by Jersey Shore Crawlspace Enhancement, and often consist of the installation of a string reinforced vapor barrier, closing of the existing foundation vents, sealing air leaks and foundation cracks, and installing a dehumidifier made specific for the crawlspace environment.
Here’s What’s in it for You!
Invest in your Home’s Health
By installing an encapsulation system, you can ensure that your home is protected from environmental issues common in crawlspace home’s here on the Jersey Shore. Encapsulating your crawlspace limits the amount of water in your home’s environment, reducing the need for large scale repairs and superior protection from things not covered by Homeowner’s insurance such as mold and termites.
Reduce Moisture at the Source
Encapsulation Systems limit water intrusion at the source. The vapor barrier keeps water vapor from rising and seeping in from your foundation walls, while the dehumidifier pulls excess humidity from the air and diverts the water outside of your crawlspace.
Get rid of Musty Odors or that phantom “Shore Smell”
Encapsulation also reduces any musty or damp odors common after storms or periods of high humidity.
Save Money on Heating and Cooling Costs.
By pulling the humidity out of the environment within the crawlspace, you allow your heating and cooling systems to work less, saving you money throughout the year.
If you are seeing water droplets forming on duct work, or throughout your crawlspace encapsulation is necessary. Condensation is an indicator of excessive humidity within the crawlspace and must be addressed to prevent mold, wood rot, and structural issues.
Protect your Flooring
Humidity problems can cause warping, cupping and squeaky floors. Protect your investment into your home’s health.
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