Atmosphere of Your Crawlspace
Do your floors always seem drafty no matter how much you crank the heat up? Does your crawlspace feel damp and musty? Like a little hothouse below your home? You might think that the feel of your crawlspace doesn’t matter. After all, you won’t be entertaining guests in your crawl space. But it does!
The atmosphere in your crawlspace (the area underneath your house designed to house wiring, ductwork, plumbing, and your heating and cooling equipment) can greatly affect the rest of your home.
Breeding Ground for Problems
Crawl spaces can actually become a breeding ground for snakes, insects, rodents, and, especially, mold. The mold can wear away the foundation of your home and work its way inside your home causing health problems.
The temperature of your home can also be affected by the crawlspace – cool air in the winter and warm, humid air in the summer can seep in and cause you to use more energy to cool or heat your home.
Crawlspace Encapsulation Process
- Assess the crawlspace and take care of any standing water, debris, and mold that may be present.
- Seal the area completely. Place a vapor barrier to the ground and walls. Insulate any openings to the outside including vents and crawlspace door.
- Use foam insulation on the walls and ceilings
- Fill any cracks and gaps with spray foam to prevent any air leakage
- Install a dehumidifier to keep the area completely dry
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Is Crawlspace Encapsulation Right for You?
This process helps to prevent the elements from having their way underneath your home, meaning no chance of mold moving in under your nose. No more sneezing and wheezing because of damp, dirty areas underneath your home. Call Southern Home Performance for a Whole Home Assessment & Energy Audit to see if crawlspace encapsulation can help you.
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