Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation
A lot of different ways of doing crawlspace encapsulations have come and gone over the years. Products and techniques that were once thought to be effective, have since been proven to be ineffective at best, and more harmful at worse. Yet, having a dry and tight crawlspace has many benefits for you and your home.
One of those benefits is that it makes your home more energy efficient. By not allowing moisture and warm, or cold, air into your home you save on heating and cooling costs. The humidity can force your heating system to work harder at it’s job, using more energy than it should. A tight and efficient home starts at the bottom, and works it’s way to the top.
Crawlspace encapsulation makes your home healthier to live in. When you have your crawlspace encapsulation in Omaha NE done by a professional, you shouldn’t have to worry about mold, rodents, termites and rotting wood, just to name a few. This also helps keep your home structurally sound, which is safer for everyone. The humidity can also damage heating and cooling ducts, forcing dirty air into your home.
Having your crawlspace encapsulated can turn a previously unusable space into a storage area. Store your items in large plastic totes or storage containers, and mark them clearly. Now, you’ve freed up all that space upstairs for more living. Our Crawlspace Encapsulation in Omaha includes an antimicrobial layer that blocks out methane gas and radioactive radon from your home.
A closed and unventilated crawlspace is the best design possible for your home. If you have an older home with a crawlspace that has vents, or other issues that allow the elements into your home, then calling a professional for a crawlspace encapsulation consultation is a good choice.
After a crawlspace encapsulation job is complete, it is recommended that you install a dehumidification system. This helps to ensure that the proper moisture levels are maintained in the space. At Quality Foundation Repair, we dig a U-shaped trench to collect water and remove it with a sump pump. Having a professional do your crawlspace encapsulation in the best investment for your home, and for you.
If you want to have your crawlspace professionally encapsulated then contact us today and we’d be happy to help.