The process of insulating and sealing a home’s crawlspace to provide a controlled environment is known as crawlspace encapsulation. This includes caulking vents, insulating walls, covering the ground with a vapor barrier, and more.
Some of the advantages of crawlspace encapsulation include:
- Prevent the Formation of Mold and Mildew: Sealing the crawlspace drastically lowers moisture infiltration, which can help prevent the formation of mold and mildew. Both health problems and structural harm to the house can result from mold.
- Better Indoor Air Quality: Less moisture means fewer dust mites and other allergens can grow and thrive in the crawlspace. The entire house’s indoor air quality may benefit from this.
- Lower Energy Costs: By keeping warm or cold outdoor air from entering the crawlspace, crawlspace encapsulation can help save energy. This can result in lower heating and cooling expenses for the house.
- Prevent Wood Rot: One of the main causes of wood rot is moisture. Encapsulation reduces the possibility of structural damage to wooden crawlspace components by managing moisture levels.
- Deter Pests: Termites, ants, and rodents find a sealed crawlspace less appealing. Encapsulation can shield the house from harm and help keep pests out.
- Boost Property Value: By resolving possible problems and enhancing the general health of the house, crawlspace encapsulation can raise the value of a property. Additionally, it might increase the house’s appeal to prospective purchasers.
- Increased HVAC System Lifespan: HVAC systems don’t have to work as hard to maintain a suitable temperature in the crawlspace because it is a regulated environment. As a result, heating and cooling systems may experience reduced wear and tear, possibly increasing their lifespan.
To learn more or schedule crawlspace encapsulation at your home, contact us today at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia.