Crawl space encapsulation systems are an increasingly popular option for controlling moisture in crawl spaces. Having your crawl space encapsulated requires the installation of special barrier, which is used to seal your crawl space’s floor, vents and, if necessary, walls and piers. All encapsulation systems should contain a crawl space dehumidifier, which keeps moisture at a healthy level within your crawl space.
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 Columbia 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 having your crawl space encapsulated? Then it’s time to call Columbia’s crawl space encapsulation experts!
Call Crawlspace Medic® of Columbia today at (803) 851-5963 for more information on our encapsulated crawl space installations in Columbia SC.