If you own a home in Birmingham AL, there’s a good chance it’s built on a crawl space foundation. That means you need to worry about moisture levels in your crawl space. High moisture levels in your crawl space can cause structural damage, pollute the air inside your home, or encourage infestation from pests or mold. One solution to these problems is an encapsulated crawl space.
Crawl space encapsulation involves the sealing of your crawl space’s floor, and in certain situations walls and piers, to prevent water vapor from entering your crawl space. Systems should also contain moisture control systems, such as a dehumidifier, to maintain healthy moisture levels inside of the crawlspace.
More than half of all the air in your home comes from your crawl space. If air quality in your crawl space is poor, the air quality inside your home will be too. By controlling moisture levels, an encapsulated crawl space can significantly improve indoor air quality.
Mold and other fungi thrive in dark, moist environments. It’s little surprise, then, that many crawl spaces in Birmingham are filled with mold. But with an encapsulation system, mold doesn’t have the moisture it needs to grow.
Like mold, many insects are drawn to dark and damp spaces. Some of these insects are pests that will enter your home, while others — like termites — will start by infesting your crawl space. An encapsulated crawl space can keep these pests at bay.
Moisture is a common cause of structural damage, causing wood and other materials to warp, shift, or rot. Mold and insects can also result in structural damage. An encapsulation system can therefore extend the life of your crawl space.
Many crawl space encapsulation systems improve energy efficiency, providing better insulation beneath your home. This makes it easy to keep your home at a stable temperature, and it reduces energy expenses.
Think your home could benefit from an encapsulated crawl space? Then it’s time to call the team at Crawlspace Medic® in Birmingham. We proudly offer encapsulated crawl space installations throughout the Birmingham area, including Hoover, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, and the surrounding communities.
Call Crawlspace Medic® today at (205) 987-2858 to learn more about our encapsulated crawl space services in Birmingham AL.