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What Is A Crawlspace Encapsulation?

What Is A Crawlspace Encapsulation?

What is a crawlspace encapsulation – A crawl space encapsulation is an effective method of preventing indoor moisture into your home. It is a procedure that involves using a thick plastic crawl space vapor barrier, to completely cover the interior of your crawl space.  They can vary in different thicknesses and quality. Depending on the vapor barrier used this will determine how long it will last and be effective. In addition, the vapor barrier is installed by completely covering the crawlspace. This includes laying it out over floors, walls, and sometimes the ceiling of your crawl space.

Once the vapor barrier has been sealed a dehumidifier is typically installed.  A dehumidifier is a piece of equipment that helps to take the excess moisture out of the air. For instance, parts of the country that are excessively humid, this piece of equipment is a necessity.   

  The Downfalls To Not Having A Crawlspace Encapsulation.

Crawlspaces that have continuous built-up moisture can see the growth of wood-destroying fungi and other pests.  Built-up moisture can lead to standing water, which will only add to further crawlspace problems. If the homeowner is having these similiar issues they should call the proffesionals at U.S. Crawlspace. One of our professional crawlspace inspectors will come out and inspect the level of damage to your crawl space and suggest the next steps.   

  The Benefits Of Having Your Crawlsace Encapsulated. 

Investing in a crawlspace encapsulation is a worthy one. When installed there are sevral benfits to both the home and the home owner. Encapsulation can provide a variety of preventative features that help keep your home protected. The primary preventive feature is the elimination of any moisture problems building up underneath the home. With the vapor barriers and the dehumidifier, this equipment helps to stabilize the temperature and the air quality underneath the home. Furthermore, without this equipment, the crawlspace will be vulnerable to excessive moisture and pests getting inside.   


Here at U.S. Crawlspace, we have trained crawl space installers who have years of on-the-job experience that allow them to install your crawlspace the right way. Allowing rodents and other pests to stay outside and not find a way into your home. We provide our loyal customers a 100% guarantee that they will enjoy their new crawlspace. We treat our customers like family and value what they have to say.  An encapsulation is a serious financial investment and its important that the customer feels like it was worth every penny. At U.S. Crawlspace we strive for customer satisfaction and helping to meet solve thier crawlspace needs. 


For all of your crawlspace needs call U.S. Crawlspace at 615-822-8500 or visit Lastly, we provide free inspections of your crawlspace to see whether or not a crawlspace encapsulation is right for you.

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