Nash Everett Encapsulates your Crawl Space
The first step is open communication and an assessment of your crawl space. Our thorough checklist ensures the area is completely clean, dry, smooth and prepared for multiple layers of reinforced waterproofing materials. The walls, columns, and floor must be cleared out and completely dry and free of detritus and other debris. Then, a thicker plastic lining is installed. This lining is usually 12 to 20 millimeters thick, and is reinforced with polyester. It is more durable than a vapor barrier, and is fastened to the wall or floor. The encapsulated space is waterproof, to ensure no moisture can accumulate and cause future damage.
If no moisture can get into the crawl space from outside the house, we severely mitigate any chance of water build up. Combined with waterproofing liners, water has no chance of ever entering or remaining in the crawl space. Then a ventilation system is implemented which improves the air quality of your entire home, lowers your energy consumption, and is a solid investment long term.
More space in your crawl space. Tired of looking into your crawl space holding your breath with one eye open in disgust? Once encapsulated, you’ll actually be able to use your crawl space again. Many homeowners put storage bins, seasonal holiday items, family heirlooms, or other valuables in their newly encapsulated crawl space. Even if you don’t utilize the space for storage, the peace of mind knowing your home has the best encapsulation/insulation for your crawl space means no costly future bills which could require complete and total mold remediation, costing 5-10x more if rampant throughout the home. A little bit of moisture and water today adds up over time, and will destroy your crawl space, your foundation, and severely impact the quality of the air you take inside of the home. Water, over-time created the Grand Canyons, what do you think the moisture is doing to your home’s foundation?
Crawl space encapsulation is a great way to protect your home from unwanted pests living in your crawl space. It also protects you from termites and rodents; you will still want to periodically check your crawl space, but with fewer places to hide, water, moisture, dirt/soil, pests will find a simpler option elsewhere.
If you’re considering crawl space encapsulation, consider the advantages that this type of project can provide. You can expect to enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment, and lower energy costs. By eliminating the moisture in your crawl space, you can save money on heating and cooling bills. Furthermore, the process will help keep the humidity in the home at a healthy level, which will help your family breathe better. Indoor air quality is more important than ever as we spend more time in our homes than ever in history.
Radon gas is an invisible gas, and cannot be detected without air-quality testing. Therefore, it is impossible for homeowners to detect its presence without the help of an expert. This is why you need to take care of encapsulation of your crawl space if you’re concerned about radon gas in your home. This isn’t the only solution to radon gas, as you will want to consult about a complete radon / air filtration system to ensure 100% air quality is optimized in your home.
Encapsulating your crawl space is a great way to keep your home dry and safe. In addition to that, it can also serve as an additional storage space. For an average home size, a crawl space encapsulation project can cost around thousands of dollars to tens of thousands depending on scope of project, size, and complexity. It is a good investment for your home because it prevents it from rotting from its base, literally as water damage will destroy your home from its foundation. It will provide you with a cleaner, dry, and more efficient environment. It also helps to prevent rot in wood and improve your house’s foundation.