The crawl space is not the most glamorous area in a home, by far. It’s a mostly-forgotten space that many homeowners take for granted — until issues arise. Unfortunately, animals, water, mold, and other things can invade a crawl space, causing issues in the home. That’s why crawl space encapsulation is necessary.
Crawl space encapsulation provides a number of benefits. Not only does it improve structural integrity, it also improves the resale value of your property. If you’re looking at making your home an investment for you, consider what crawl space encapsulation does to enhance the quality and appearance of your crawl space.
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
Reduces Pest & Animal Nuisances
Rainwater and groundwater accumulate in crawl spaces and attract all types of insects. An infestation in the crawl space ruins the integrity of the home and costs homeowners lots of money in exterminator fees. Plastic sheets of heavy polyethylene seal a crawl space by lining the floor and foundation walls and sealing them with tape.
Prevents Mold Growth
HVAC systems used in a place where crawl space encapsulation has been completed help control temperatures and prevent mold from growing. Damp, dark spaces are a breeding ground for mold spores to grow. Mold in a home can cause a variety of health problems which is yet another reason why crawl spaces should get the attention that full rooms get from homeowners.
Respiratory issues caused by mold spores, pet dander, and dust significantly decrease when a crawl space is encapsulated. If you or a family member experience asthma or allergies, it’s time for crawl space encapsulation.
A crawl space isn’t large but can pose big problems for you as a homeowner if you don’t take time to treat it properly. Crawl space encapsulation keeps things out of your home that you don’t want in it including mold, squirrels and raccoons, ants, mosquitoes, and dust. It improves how your home looks, how energy efficient your HVAC systems run, and how well it will sell if put on the real estate market.
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