When homeowners hear about their crawl space, they don’t even know where to begin. Sometimes we mean that literally: many of us have no idea where our crawl spaces are.
With that said, crawl spaces are no less important than other parts of the home. In fact, it’s just as susceptible to critters and water leaks as your basement, and the consequences for ignoring them are just as dire.
That’s why you want to encapsulate your crawl space as quickly as possible. However, many ignore these preventative measures because it’s too much work or because they’re unaware.
That’s where we come in. While it’s tough to know where your most vulnerable areas are, your crawl space needs proper attention and encapsulation services.
Let’s get into what crawl space encapsulation is, what it isn’t, and what Lamunyon can do for you.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is also known as crawl space sealing. It’s the treatment that building managers suggest to turn your damp and wet crawl space into a cleaner, drier area of your home.
Crawl spaces are the short areas beneath your home that you can usually access through your floor from inside, or from outside.
One of the most common issues associated with crawl spaces is mold and moisture. This is especially an issue in Southeast and Midwest areas of the country. Moldy crawl spaces cause poor infrastructure and air quality, leading to issues around the entire house.
Sure you might not even sense any air quality issues, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not there. Encapsulating your crawl space removes those worries and keeps your family safe for the long term.
With the use of drainage systems, vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and other equipment, contractors can properly encapsulate your crawl space to rid of any future mold.
What Lamunyon Can Do For You
Crawl space encapsulation is a multi-step process, and we take it very seriously. Our thorough work cannot be matched.
To begin, we will examine your crawl space carefully to make sure that nothing that doesn’t belong there is there. If we find any evidence of mold growth, we can even take an air sample to test to confirm.
We’ll then clean out the mold and other issues while implementing our encapsulation methods. This often involves the use of physical barriers and the aforementioned dehumidifiers and insulation.
After that, we’ll make sure everything is properly installed and built to last. We make sure that your crawl space is set to not allow any moisture or water leakage, which in turn means no mold or other harmful organisms for you.
Contact Lamunyon Today
Now that you understand what crawl space encapsulation is, you understand exactly why investing in it is so important. Best of all, we want to help. We are old-timers in this industry and are still going strong. Ready to take charge of your crawl space? Call us today! We will give you your free consultation.