Crawl space encapsulation uses a watertight seal to keep your crawl space dry and protected from humidity issues. A crawl space encapsulation can also reduce health and structural problems, and increase energy efficiency.
Everything from undiverted rainwater to leaky pipes can cause water issues in your crawl space. Other probable causes of excess moisture are overflowing rain gutters and backups in the storm or sewer water systems.
Damp, humid air in your crawl space creates a host of health issues like mold, mildew, dust mites, and other airborne viruses throughout your home. With crawl space encapsulation, you can keep your humidity balanced for improved Indoor Air Quality.
Pests like mosquitoes, termites, and cockroaches seek out excess moisture. Keeping your crawl space dry will reduce infestations from structurally damaging pests.
A sealed crawl space also improves your home's energy efficiency.
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of sealing off the walls and/or floors to prevent water seepage from the outside. The sealing process essentially creates a water-tight seal in the crawl space, removing the chance for excess moisture to enter. Each case is different, but a Healthy Waterproofing expert can help you decide on the best path for addressing your home's specific issues.
Along with preventing water seepage, you can take steps to remove excess moisture by using an AprilAire crawl space dehumidifier. These high-capacity units are designed to fit inside a tight crawl space. Despite their size, these units remove up to 70 pints of moisture daily.
Contact a Healthy Waterproofing expert today for a crawl space encapsulation.
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