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Sheet covered with plastic to avoid wetting of floor

There’s a right and wrong way for everything we do. But when it comes to proper crawlspace encapsulation there’s only one way. While the Internet provides us with a great deal of information it’s regrettable that much of it simply is not accurate or at best not complete. Most of the online videos suggest encapsulation is an ‘easy’ do it yourself project, which is certainly is not. The biggest part of doing something for yourself is to know what it is you’re doing, and why, in the first place.

Proper materials and professional installation are of most importance. Knowing if the crawlspace vents should be left open or closed is critical. Water intrusion generated from hydrostatic pressure, rising water table, and wet weather springs must be evacuated to the outside 24/7, how is this done? Should the short vertical walls be covered or insulated? A complete covering does not permit the opportunity to inspect for termites, so how is this addressed? What type of material should the blanket be made of and how thick should it be for optimum performance? How is the blanket laid, attached and seamed together? Should piers be covered as well, and just how is this done? How is the encapsulated crawlspace provided ‘clean’ air thus reducing the possibility of mold growth while eliminating humidity and foul orders that could affect the above area?

There’s a great deal to know, but that’s what we’re here for. Give us a call.