Even though the crawl space is a difficult area to access, it’s an invaluable component of your home. Not only does it provide an underground place to protect electrical pipes, wires and other utility fixtures, but it can act as a secondary foundation for your building as well. Unfortunately, the crawl space is one of the most neglected parts of a residential property. Due to its small size and unique location, keeping it in good condition can be challenging.
A crawl space is an area of your home that is either completely or partially below the ground floor. Without proper care, it can be a place that collects moisture and triggers musty odors. Thankfully, there are several systems that can keep the crawl space healthy. One good example is crawl space encapsulation.
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of separating your crawl space from the ground without using any heavy construction methods. The material used in this service is made from high-density vapor barriers that cover the walls, support piers, and the entire ground area of the space.
The main function of the system is to reduce the levels of moisture and humidity, but it can also improve the structural integrity of the crawl space. When the encapsulation is in place, you’ll receive the following benefits:
Your crawl space is susceptible to water damage, so it is in your best interest to have it professionally encapsulated. The crawl space encapsulating material acts as a shield that protects the space from moisture problems. It also helps discourage the following contaminants and irritants from surfacing at your home:
About 60% of the air you breathe comes from the crawl space. If your crawl space is not in good condition, your indoor air quality will become poor. Encapsulating the crawl space is one of the simplest solutions to this problem because the material is easily installed. Once the encapsulation material is in place, the crawl space will stay clean and dry, ensuring that the air circulating in your home stays healthy.
Maintaining a pleasant home environment can be expensive if heated or cooled air is allowed to escape, causing your HVAC unit to work harder. By having your crawl space encapsulated, however, your energy savings will improve because the encapsulated material can prevent heat loss or gain. This is especially true for vented crawl spaces.
With crawl space encapsulation, you’ll be able to keep water damage at bay while providing a healthy home environment for your family. Your encapsulated crawl space also will help reduce your utility bills.
When you are ready to encapsulate your crawl space and enhance your home, you need to contact Summit Services. Our company offers premier crawl-space encapsulation services to homeowners in Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Bluffton, South Carolina, as well as Savannah, Georgia. Our technicians are certified and capable of helping you save money and protect your home from water damage while improving your indoor air quality. Give us a call at 843-508-8478 to learn more about our services.