Crawl Space Encapsulation
A home with a vented dirt crawl space raises your heating and cooling cost from 12% up to 30%! It is also very possible that the home will have an excessive amount of mold growth and/or rotted wood (especially if you live in the Southeast US). Moisture is coming into your home from two sources…the ground (dirt) and outdoor air.
We can save you a bundle on your heating and cooling costs and improve your air quality by sealing off your crawl space environment and installing a commercial grade dehumidifier.
Below are some some pictures we took before installing crawl space encapsulation:
- Breathe easier – Vented crawl spaces have a huge negative impact on indoor air quality.
- Reduce the chances of costly floor repairs – Moisture rots wood and causes hardwood floors to buckle.
- Enhance comfort – Floors won’t be cold in winter and the house won’t be muggy in summer.
- Lower energy bills – Crawl space encapsulation can reduce energy bills by up to 20%, according to Advanced Energy’s research.
- Make your heating & cooling equipment and ducts last longer – An air handler and ducts in a vented crawl space will not last as long as equipment in a conditioned crawl space.
- An encapsulated crawl space is an attractive selling feature – Potential buyers comparing two similar houses will find the one with an encapsulated crawl space more appealing.
Spray Foam Insulation
No more air leakage or energy robbing drafts to worry about. Spray foam adheres to everything – so whether you plan to build with wood or metal, a spray foam insulation system will deliver performance you can count on.
Spray polyurethane foam which is commonly referred to as SPF, is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. Spray polyurethane foam is a remarkably versatile material that can be used in many facets to insulate your home. We take pride in what we do and how we accomplish it.
Below are some examples of what it looks like before we install Spray Foam Insulation:
Crawl Space FAQs and Answers
What are the benefits of a CrawlSpace Encapsulation?
Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from the basement or crawlspace. The air is often higher in moisture content, and carriers with it various allergens and musty odors. When conditions linger above 60% relative humidity for extended periods of time, mold, mildew and bacteria growth is stimulated.
The american lung association, american medical association and the EPA recommend maintaining relative humidity level in the 50-60% range. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier. Protecting your family, and your biggest investment, is worth the best.
The CrawlSpace Encapsulation can help eliminate the following issues:
- Dust mites
- Sticky/swollen doors and windows
- Smelly damp odors
- Buckling hardwood floors
- Increased heating and cooling bills
- Mold growth
I have Mold/Fungus growing on my beams in my crawlspace what can we do to stop it from coming back?
Once the Certified Technician determines what type of growth is on the beams and why it is growing) we will treat with an approved product to eliminate and clean the growth areas. Then you can choose from several different Crawlspace encapsulation plans which will include reducing the humidity levels with a dehumidifier (see our brochures).
Is a sump pump necessary in a crawlspace?
If there is standing water, and no other means of discharging water (such as a pipe that allows water to flow out by gravity), a sump pump is necessary in a crawl space. Sump pumps should be installed in conjunction with an interior drainage system in order to drain the entire area. The pump must be placed in the lowest area whether it is along the foundation wall or in the middle of the crawl space.
Does your company provide references?
Yes upon your request we will provide you with a list of customers who have had, pest, lawn, termite and crawlspace encapsulation work done by us.
What kind of Warranty to you provide?
We provide a Manufactures Warranty on the Dehumidifier for 2 years, and your warranty is transferrable to any new homeowner as long as the filter changes are done accordingly to the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
How do I pay for the work?
Upon completion of the job, you are able to pay by check, CREDIT CARD on our Website or at our Office.
We also have a Bank (see link) if you need to obtain financial assistance with your project.