If You Have Moisture in Your Crawlspace, Consider Crawlspace Encapsulation
As a smart homeowner, you have taken the time to inspect your crawlspace. Have you discovered that it is damp or even wet? If this symptom is left unchecked then you put the entire structure of your home at risk. One of the best and most effective solutions to a wet crawlspace is crawlspace encapsulation, and the experts at Stapleton Foundation Systems can help! This method of protecting your crawlspace is the key to reducing moisture buildup and extending the life of your home.
What Does the Moisture Mean?
The EPA says that 60% of all the air on the first floor of your house travels through the crawl space. When there is moisture buildup and condensation beneath your floors in the crawlspace, this can lead to mold and mildew growth. In essence, the crawlspace becomes a breeding ground for microbial activity. What is beneath your floor in the crawlspace eventually will work its way into your living space and this can put your family’s health at risk. In addition, excessive moisture can lead to structural damage such as sagging beams and floors, eventually affecting the integrity of your entire structure.
Crawlspace Encapsulation, Explained
So, now that you know that there is a problem, it is time to consider one of the most effective solutions. Crawlspace encapsulation involves installing a vapor barrier around the entirety of your crawlspace to protect the underlying structure from moisture and condensation. There are many benefits of this process that will make your family safer and healthier for years to come:
- Improved structural integrity
- Eliminates odors
- Controls humidity
- Eliminates vapor transmission
- Discourages rodents and other pests
- Helps reduce costs and save money
- Provides peace of mind
Often after the encapsulation is complete a dehumidifier will be installed in the crawlspace to help maintain the humidity levels. A dehumidifier will keep the space clean and dry.
If You Have a Wet Crawlspace, Stapleton Is a Leader in Crawlspace Encapsulation
At Stapleton Foundation Solutions, we have the experience and know-how to solve any problems you are having in your crawlspace. We can provide you with a free inspection in order to diagnose your specific problems. We will come up with a solution tailored to your needs. At Stapleton, we service both the Macon and Augusta, GA areas. Contact us today for additional information. We would like nothing more than to help you and your family have a safer, more comfortable home!