Is Crawlspace Encapsulation Right for You?

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Crawlspaces are essential to a home’s structural integrity, but they can also become problematic spaces for excess moisture, pests, and mold. Crawlspace encapsulation is a popular solution for these issues, and for good reason.

Is Crawlspace Encapsulation Right for You?

Encapsulation creates a controlled environment in the crawlspace by completely sealing it with a vapor barrier. Here are a few signs crawlspace encapsulation is right for you:

  • You need moisture control – Crawlspace encapsulation is particularly helpful in controlling moisture levels, thanks to the vapor barrier. If you’ve had mold issues in your crawlspace, encapsulation is a good solution.
  • You need pest prevention – Sealing the crawlspace does more than control its climate. It also keeps unwanted critters out by closing off access points for big and small pests alike.
  • You want improved energy efficiency – Crawlspace encapsulation also helps create a controlled environment throughout your home, contributing to its overall energy efficiency. Sealing the crawlspace reduces the air transfer between it and your home, making it easier to maintain a consistent temperature throughout.
  • You need enhanced radon protection – Crawlspace encapsulation can be an effective way to reduce radon levels in the home. Because radon comes from the ground, crawlspace encapsulation helps block radon from penetrating your home. Note that this is only one aspect of a sub-membrane depressurization, and we would be happy to answer any questions you have about other aspects involved.

For many homeowners, a crawlspace encapsulation is a worthwhile investment for the overall health and longevity of their homes. If you are considering a crawlspace encapsulation, give our team at Howell Heathy Homes a call. We are happy to answer any questions you have and can help you determine if encapsulation is right for you.