Crawl Space Encapsulation For Your Home
FOR A DRY, HEALTHY SPACE
Your home’s crawl space is the area under the floor or roof which gives access to plumbing and wiring. These areas of your home are often dark and damp and can be the hosts of many nuisances such as pests and fungus. When these spaces are not properly maintained the quality of air is reduced. Moisture can enter your home’s crawl space through leaky pipes, open vents, and faulty grading. While it may go unnoticed for a short while, it’ll soon make its way into your home. In addition to the quality of air being diminished, an abundance of moisture may lead to home repairs as well as health problems for you or your family.
DO I NEED IT?
It can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not your home is in need of crawl space encapsulation, but below are some telltale signs:
- Cracks in foundation walls
- Sweat on windows
- Bad smells around your home
- Problems with rodents or insects
If you notice one of more of these signs above, give us a call at HomeShield Services and we’ll complete an inspection for your home.
Crawl space encapsulation is one of the best ways to improve the conditions of your living space. Encapsulation is an effective way of keeping moisture out of unwanted areas of your home. The process of encapsulation involves creating a barrier to cover the entirety of your crawl space; walls, floors and sometimes ceilings will be protected. Once the thick plastic layer is placed a dehumidifier is sometimes installed to prevent any additional moisture.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
There are countless benefits to crawl space encapsulation. Aside from improving the air quality in your home, this service will increase the lifespan and efficiency of your HVAC system as well as your water heater and any other environmental appliances. Encapsulation also provides additional storage space that can be used, and will protect against rot and other moisture damage to the wooden structures of your home.
HomeShield Services trained professionals provide the best quality services, using state of the art techniques to seal off your home’s crawl space. Give us a call today to schedule an inspection!
CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION
Your home’s crawl space is an area that can be easily overlooked. Construction companies in the Nashville area have made these areas very efficient for many homeowners. This has proved to be economical, however it is also an area that can create many serious problems for your home.
Crawl space areas can be extremely vulnerable to damage. The condition of the soil underneath your home’s foundation plays a large role in the overall structure of your home. Soil moisture cycles, which can ultimately lead to cracks in the concrete. These soil cycles can also lead to full on shifts in the foundation threatening the home’s structure.
Crawl space encapsulation is an effective way of keeping moisture out of unwanted areas of your home.The process of encapsulation involves creating a barrier to cover the entirety of your crawl space; walls, floors and sometimes ceilings will be protected. Encapsulation of your crawl space will protect the integrity of your home as well as improve conditions inside your home for you and your family.
CRAWL SPACE REPAIR
The area underneath your living space can be considered the heart of your home. When problems arise below it can not only cause issues with the structure of your home, but can affect other areas as well. Your home will show many signs if there are problems within the crawl space. Mold and rot are some telltale signs there may be issues but it doesn’t stop there. Noticing odors in your home, cracks in the drywall and discovering uneven floors are some other signs the crawl space needs attention.
Whether or not you have had your crawl space encapsulated, it is always a good idea to have it inspected to see if it is in need of repair. That’s where HomeShield Services steps in. Our technicians specialize in crawl space repair. Your crawl space can be an essential storage space and allowing our team to tend to it will create a healthy environment for your family and can save you money from avoidable repairs.
CRAWL SPACE VAPOR BARRIER
Many homeowners in the Nashville area find the area below their home to be nothing more than an inconvenience. Most crawl space areas are filled with pests, debris and can be prone to flooding; all things one would want to avoid. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your home’s crawl space can provide additional storage with a little help from HomeShield Services.
Making a crawl space functional is as easy as creating a vapor barrier. Creating a vapor barrier is a way to control moisture. This barrier will keep moisture from entering the crawl space and ultimately keep the moisture from making its way into your home. Our technicians are trained to remove any water, and install vent covers and airtight doors to seal up your crawl space. Our team is also trained to encapsulate and insulate your space to prevent moisture from moving through, repair any damages to your space, and install a dehumidifier to keep your space dry.
CRAWL SPACE WATERPROOFING
The crawl space of any home is not impenetrable. Water is a huge culprit of many problems that can arise within this area of your home. Nashville homeowners trust HomeShield Services with crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing. Our team works with top rated products to ensure your space is sealed and protected. Through the use of thick plastic, caulk and spray foam your crawl space will be sealed to block out moisture and keep water from entering.
Waterproofing your crawl space is a great way to prevent problems. Problems such as mold and mildew are not ones any homeowner wants to deal with. When you call on HomeShield Services, in addition to encapsulation of your space a drainage system is installed to rid the area of any water that finds its way inside. Installation of this system will ensure water is pumped out keeping the area dry. Contact HomeShield Service today to learn more about waterproofing your crawl space.