Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

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It is important to be aware of the air quality in your home. The air that you breathe on a daily basis inside your own home can have a tremendous effect on your overall health. There are some very common ways that people are aware of keeping air quality up. Some of the most important ways to improve the quality of air in your home are cleaning your air ducts and dusting regularly. One way to improve the quality of the air in your home is to encapsulate your crawl space. Improving your air quality is important to your health and the health of your loved ones, so this article will explain a little bit about crawl space encapsulation. 

Moisture

One of the main problems that people run into with their crawl space is that it becomes much too damp. The water that fills your crawl space is generally going to come from the ground. Many people do not realize that the water vapor can even travel through the concrete and end up in the crawl space. With added moisture in your crawl space, you will be inviting mold. The problem with mold and mold spores is incredible. These little devils can cause a plethora of upper respiratory problems. This is why many people are deciding to fix the problem.

Encapsulation

In order to prevent the moisture from coming into the home, many people are encapsulating the crawl space. This is a process where a vapor barrier is placed throughout the entire crawl space. The barrier is usually a very high-grade polymer lining that completely waterproofs your home. So, along with helping prevent moisture from entering your home, the polymer is able to act as a flood barrier as well. Blocking the moisture allows you to keep your crawl space dry.

Benefits

There are many different benefits of encapsulating your crawl space. The first and maybe the most important is that the air quality in your home will improve. However, you can also expect to save money on your heating and cooling bills. One benefit that many individuals enjoy is a drop in pests. The moisture that can build up in a crawl space is a breeding ground for many different insects. So, if you eliminate the water, then you eliminate the breeding ground for the pests. If you have ever thought that your crawl space was too damp, it is time to do something about it. 

For more information, talk with a company like Perma-Dry Waterproofing & Drainage, Inc..

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