Protect your home from moisture with crawlspace encapsulation.
When moisture makes its way into your home, it often ends up in your crawlspace. You may notice water on the floor, mold, wet insulation, a musty odor, or uneven hardwood floors in higher levels of your home. If moisture is allowed to accumulate, it can lead to rotted wood in your floors and walls, insect infestations, and foundation problems. A great solution to prevent these problems is crawlspace encapsulation. This solution includes adding a vapor barrier and dehumidifier to your crawlspace to remove moisture and control humidity. There are many benefits of adding crawlspace encapsulation to your home. Here are just a few:
- No More Mold. Mold grows best where moisture is present. We can remove any existing mold before placing the vapor barrier in your crawlspace. After the barrier is in place, moisture will not accumulate and you won’t have to worry about mold growing in your crawlspace.
- Discourage Pests. Any pests trying to create a home in your crawlspace will have a hard time thriving without any water. An encapsulated crawlspace will remove the risk of having a pest infestation and discourage any pests in your home from staying.
- Better Air Quality. The air from your crawlspace travels up through your home. If you improve the air quality in your crawlspace, you will also improve the quality of air in your home.
- Protect Your Foundation. Water in your crawlspace can destroy the foundation of your home and cause disastrous problems. Since your foundation supports every part of your home, it is important to protect it.
Crawlspace Encapsulation Addresses Air Quality Issues in your Home
If you are interested in crawlspace encapsulation in your Conover, North Carolina home, give us a call at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia. We will answer any questions you may have and come inspect your crawlspace to determine if crawlspace encapsulation will benefit your home.
FAQs About Crawlspace Encapsulation
Crawlspace encapsulation is familiar to some and a brand-new concept to others. Either way, we anticipate that you may have some questions about it before you go ahead with crawlspace encapsulation at your home. You can find our answers to a few frequently asked questions about crawlspace encapsulation below. If you have other questions, we encourage you to reach out to us.
Why are moisture problems prevalent in crawlspaces?
Moisture problems are common in crawlspaces because the floors are bare ground. The ground moisture evaporates in the crawlspace, which then causes issues like mold, wood rot, and wet insulation. However, there are other causes besides ground moisture. Poor grading, poor crawlspace ventilation, and rain gutters that aren’t working properly can cause your crawlspace to be excessively damp, too.
How long does it take to complete crawlspace encapsulation?
No two crawlspaces are exactly the same, so the length of time it takes to complete encapsulation will vary from house to house. Typically, it should take about one or two days.
How is crawlspace encapsulation different from other moisture control solutions?
Crawlspace encapsulation is more effective and thorough than other moisture control solutions for crawlspaces. Encapsulation involves sealing off the entire crawlspace, including the vents, and stopping the movement of water vapor from the ground as a result. It reduces your risk of moisture problems significantly.
What qualifications and equipment do your team have that others may not?
We are bonded and insured. We are also a certified firm through the IICRC and are constantly furthering our education with crawlspace/moisture training courses. We use professional equipment that is top-of-the-line for the job at hand and specialize in this specific service.
At AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia, we offer crawlspace encapsulation services in Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Catawba, Cherryville, Claremont, Connelly Springs, Conover, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Denver, Drexel, Gastonia, Glen Alpine, Granite Falls, Hickory, High Shoals, Hildebran, Hudson, Icard, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, Maiden, McAdenville, Morganton, Mount Holly, Newton, Rhodhiss, Rutherford College, Sherrills Ford, Stanley, Terrell, Valdese, Vale, Westport, and Waco, North Carolina.