Just because your crawl space is not a livable area like a basement does not mean that it isn't important. In fact, the condition of your crawl space can affect the conditions of your living spaces above.
There are many benefits to encapsulating your crawl space including better energy efficiency, better air quality, and drastic reductions in moisture and mustiness under your home.
Many people are unaware of crawl space encapsulation and the ways it could benefit their home. Since the crawl space is often a dirt floor and isn't a space that gets used for living, people tend to ignore it or even remain unaware of its existence. Crawl spaces, like basements, often have issues with moisture. However, crawl space moisture can largely be attributed to open crawl space vents that lead to the outdoors. When there is heavy rain or snow melt, moisture can and often does get into your crawl space. Most of the time you don't even notice that the moisture is there because nobody goes into the crawl space on a regular basis.
Crawl space encapsulation entails waterproofing, insulating, and cutting off your crawl space to the outside world. This creates a clean, conditioned environment under your house. The benefits of a crawlspace encapsulation are numerous. First, you are sealing your home from the elements outside. This not only helps your home be more energy efficient, but it keeps animals, pests, and water from lingering under your house. Water that pools in your crawl space can cause a musty smell to permeate your home and even lead to dangerous mold growth that could put your health at risk. Also, standing water is a breeding ground for pests, and the last thing you want is to have them all under your home.
A Waterproofing Solutions, Inc. are your local crawl space encapsulation professionals. We will come out to your home and seal your crawl space, remove water damaged materials from your crawl space, and address the issues that are leading to water pooling under your home in the first place. It gives us great pride to serve our community. We promise to provide the highest level of service to our customers, and work hard to ensure we completely address your crawl space's needs.
Please contact us today to learn more about our crawl space encapsulation services. We are always there for our neighbors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. We have a ton of waterproofing solutions, and a friendly team of service professionals available for you!