Did you know that 50% to 75% of your home’s air comes from your crawl space? Moisture can wreak havoc on your crawl space, and thus your home. If you own a home in Wilmington and the surrounding areas, you should consider crawl space encapsulation as a potential solution to a wide variety of problems.
The Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Mold and pests (such as termites) love moisture. If left unchecked, a crawl space with excessive moisture can pollute the air in your home and lead to severe structural damage. Even without the presence of mold and pests, excessive moisture alone can do massive damage to the wood.
Encapsulation is a great solution. It involves sealing your crawl space with thick plastic sheets which block water vapor from seeping in. After the space is sealed, a dehumidifier is added to make sure moisture remains at the proper level.
This prevents mold spores from spreading and pests from thriving, potentially saving you from costly repairs down the road.
An encapsulated crawl space will also provide insulation for your home! This will make it easier to maintain desired temperature levels and lower your energy costs.
Wilmington’s Crawl Space Encapsulation Experts
Crawlspace Medic® is proud to be the Wilmington area’s most trusted source for crawl space solutions. Our expert services are also available in Leland, Southport, Castle Hayne, Hampstead, Rocky Point and the surrounding beach areas.
Encapsulation can be a great way to defend your home from moisture issues and provide peace of mind. Our trained inspectors have the necessary experience and knowledge to determine if it’s the right choice for your home. We are focused on providing the right solution for each client.
The process is quite simple. Once you’ve decided to call and schedule an inspection, a member of our team will be out to you within 48 hours. The crawl space inspection should last about 45 minutes, and will include wood moisture measurements and a thorough inspection of the crawl space. We’ll answer any questions you have and provide our informed recommendation and estimate on site.
Your crawl space is easy to forget about, but the consequences of neglect could be major. If you think your Wilmington area home could possibly benefit from crawl space encapsulation, give us a call today at (910) 726-9424 to find out more.