Encapsulating a crawlspace is the process of sealing off vents in a residential crawlspace to create a vapor barrier and allow the air to be conditioned. It is a vital step in making your home more energy-efficient, comfortable, and protected from pests. Encapsulation provides numerous benefits to the home structure and its efficiency.
Improving Air Quality As much as half the air you breathe in your house circulates through the crawlspace. Sealing prevents the flow of dust and other particulates through your home. Reduced Heating Costs Limiting the air circulation also stops chilled outside air from leaching in, keeping your house warmer in winter and increasing the efficiency of your heating system. Discourage Pests A damp, dirt-filled crawlspace offers an alluring home for insects and other unwanted pests. Termites, ants, rodents and other critters can move from an unsealed crawlspace into the rest of the house. Stop Moisture Problems As well as encouraging insect infestations, the buildup of moisture in the crawlspace can lead to other annoying, costly and even dangerous issues, including
Buckling hardwood floors
Rot in the wood frames
By encapsulating your crawlspace, you can raise the quality of life in your home and avoid future problems.
Moisture control problems can show themselves visibly, or water could be damaging your home or business and you might never see it. The experts at Nelon Cole have the training and experience to deal with the full gamut of mold and moisture problems that are common in the Carolinas. If you suspect you have a moisture control problem or would like an inspection, call us today for a no obligation consultation to see how Nelon Cole can help you!