Crawl space encapsulation is a system where a 16mil vapor barrier is installed underneath your homes foundation. The vapor barrier is continued up the foundation walls and around the perimeter. Insulation is removed and replaced with R-10 2” foam board around the perimeter walls. Crawl space vents are sealed and the air is conditioned with a dehumidifier or a HVAC vent.
Why is Crawl Space Encapsulation important?
Crawl Space Encapsulation is crucial to maintaining a healthy home. Up to 50% of your household air originates from the crawl space or basement! Due to a process known as the “stack effect,” unconditioned air, mold spores, moisture, gases and odors are often carried all throughout the home. When you encapsulate, you are isolating your home from the dampness of the earth and outside air; thus creating a drier, healthier and more energy efficient home.
- Improve homes air quality
- Reduces energy bill
- No more mold growth
- Prevent future foundation damage
- Warmer floors
- Peace of mind