What to Expect from Your Crawl Space Encapsulation

Posted - April 1, 2021
A flooded and sub pumped crawlspace vapor barrier dirty job

Your family deserves to have the best possible air quality in the home. Although your HVAC and related ventilation systems may be in prime condition, your home’s crawl space could be an easily ignored source of contaminated air.

Your property’s crawl space could be suffering from gaps and cracks that let outside air and moisture in, where it festers and rises up into your home. Crawl space encapsulation is an excellent way to seal off your crawl space, but it’s important to know how to prepare your area and what to expect from a professional during the encapsulation process.

Here’s a look into what you can be prepared for after you’ve contracted us to install your crawl space encapsulation.

Prepare for Your Encapsulation Installation

Every home health installation requires inspection of the area before work starts. During our preliminary inspection of your home, we will help you find areas that you’ll need to clear out or prep prior to your encapsulation installation.

Check for Insufficient Drainage

If your home’s drainage system hasn’t been maintained properly, water from the outside can easily leak into your crawl space. This can lead to mold problems and structural damage within your home’s foundation.

Before you start the encapsulation process, reach out to a local drainage company and get this issue resolved to ensure that your encapsulation is a success.

Remove Any Mold

If water is seeping into your crawl space, you likely have a mold problem. Mold is a major health hazard that will continue to spread if it isn’t removed. During our inspection, we will check for mold in your crawl space and recommend you to a mold removal specialist.

They can then come through and remove your mold so that your encapsulation can start off with a dry, clean slate.

Our Crawl Space Encapsulation Process

Once you’ve prepped your home for encapsulation, our installation process can begin! Here are the main tasks we’ll perform while underneath your home.

Vapor Barrier Installation

Our heavy plastic vapor barrier is used to ensure that any and all moisture is kept out of the main areas of your crawl space.

Our installation specialists will attach our vapor barrier to the following areas of your crawl space:

  • Floor
  • Walls
  • Air Handler
  • Piers

Seal Off Gaps and Cracks

Our biggest goal is to ensure that your crawl space is effectively sealed off from any exterior intrusions. Aside from our heavy plastic vapor barrier, our technicians will also use spray foam insulation to seal off any openings, vents, gaps, and cracks in your crawl space.

The end result will be a dry, clean area that won’t attract insects or other unwanted pests. Above all, your family will experience improved air quality and avoid further threats of exposure to mold and mildew.

Experience the Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation with Advanced Home Comfort

If you know that your home is suffering from poor air quality, it may be time to reach out to Advanced Home Comfort for a home health inspection. Our HVAC experts will quickly find any issues with your crawl space, insulation, or HVAC system that could be the source of unclean air.

Trust us to find affordable and effective solutions that result in a healthy home for your family. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule your initial home inspection.