Crawl Space Encapsulation
American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC offers the highest quality of crawl space encapsulation products and services. Crawl space encapsulation is a very common type of crawl space repair and generally an effective way to take care of moisture or flooding. It's also a good way to quickly get control over the quality of air in your home and lock out water/rain damage, rats, and pesky insects. When you are considering adding some green technology to your Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, or Cookeville home, or just getting control of the moisture or humidity, whenever you have a crawl space, you need to encapsulate.
Crawl space encapsulation does a whole lot for the entire house.
Getting Rid Of A Wet Crawl Space
The technique of encapsulating or "sealing off" a crawl space is completed to lock out moisture and get rid of your wet crawl space problem once and for all. Encapsulation will shut down the link between moisture, water, and the joists of a house. By running a vapor barrier along the walls of a crawl space to totally cover the floor, you basically split the outside from the inside of the house.
This vapor barrier is definitely the versatile membrane between the wall surfaces and floor and the remaining portion of the home. An adequately designed vapor barrier will reduce the transfer of moisture through it, while controlling the speed at which air will naturally move through. This helps to restrict and control the amount of moisture which will find its way into the air space and totally segregate liquid water and direct it to a sump location.
Encapsulating a crawl space will reduce moisture and humidity and help reduce your energy costs. Limiting moisture will help to make sure that any insulating material in your floor boards will be working at their peak while keeping the price of running any air conditioning units to a minimum.
Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 today for more information about our crawl space encapsulation services. We look forward to helping you soon! Remember, neglecting this area could lead to a number of even more serious problems further on down the road, such as mold growth and wood rot.