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crawlspace encapsulation

The Advantages of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

The crawl space is an area in a home that is sometimes forgotten and if not maintained can cause many issues like development of moisture, mold growth and become very dirty. It can then become a very difficult task to control the moisture and monitor the humidity and temperature. A solution that many homeowners do is encapsulate their crawl space.

Crawl space encapsulation works as an envelope of protection between the crawl space and the outdoors. It is an extra barrier that can help you save on your heating bills and ensure your home is energy efficient.

The purpose of the encapsulated crawl space is to create an environment that can be controlled  by using a vapor barrier on the floor and walls.

Benefits Of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

  • Crawl space Encapsulation prolongs the life your crawlspace
  • Reduces Temperatures to limit humidity levels
  • Reduce costly floor repairs in your home (moisture rots wood)
  • Increase the lifespan of your HVAC equipments and ducts (air handler and air ducts may be in crawlspace)
  • Lower energy bills
  • If planning on selling your home, encapsulated crawl space may be an attractive selling feature for buyers.

You may rarely visit your crawl space but it is important to maintain your crawl space clean to avoid problems that can be costly in the future. Encapsulating your crawl space can greatly improve the overall air quality in the crawlspace and inside the home. We see it as a one time fix for a long term solution.

If you have a crawl space you should think about having it cleaned, treated and encapsulated. If you have any more questions regarding the process of encapsulating your crawl space contact us and we can be of assistance.

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You’re Welcome! Crawlspace Mold Project

After a recent crawlspace mold removal job, Mike Fort received this lovely thank you letter from customers Marv and Connie Tuttle:

“Connie and I just wanted to thank you and your team for making our lives better. The work that you performed on the crawl space of our home has really paid off. When it used to rain, we would experience the worst musty order in the house. After your team installed the sump pump and encapsulated the whole area, the nasty smell went away. When we hear the soft, short sound of the sump pump coming on we are reassured that everything is working.

Thanks for a job well done and now we feel that we are in a healthier space.

Marv and Connie Tuttle”

Crawlspace mold is a hidden health hazard. Mold spores are everywhere and only need three things to grow: warmth, moisture and food. Your crawlspace can be the wettest area of your home and clearly Marv and Connie had a problem with moisture in their crawlspace after rainstorms.

With the rainy season approaching (we hope), moisture will get into places it hasn’t been, maybe for a long while. If you experience musty odors after rain, don’t just let it go when it goes away. It will come back next time. Call Seacliff for crawlspace mold cleanup and encapsulation and help fixing moisture issues before it gets any worse or begins to affect your health.

When was the last time you checked your crawlspace for mold?

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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