Yes! Having a barrier, sometimes insulated, between the crawl space dirt floor and your subfloor will help keep cold air from making its way into your home. This can reduce your energy bill.
Air from your crawl space can make its way into your home through ductwork, etc. Having a humidity-controlled environment ensures mold and mildew are not present and you're not breathing in mold spores from your crawlspace.
Stay Dry Waterproofing LLC serves its neighbors in Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Northport, McCalla, and Ferndale, Alabama. If you live near these cities I’m sure we can help!
No. Because this space is now sealed and humidity controlled, the conditions are not suitable for mold growth. Before encapsulation occurs, we remove all damp moldy insulation and replace any rotten wood.
Most certainly. In fact, you’ll no longer dread going inside your crawlspace because it will be clean and free of dirt, moisture, and mold.
A vapor barrier is a thick reinforced plastic sheeting used to resist moisture from the ground and walls. We use top-rated vapor barriers from Raven for most of our projects.
Yes. Every crawl space when capsulated needs a drying mechanism to keep humidity levels from getting too high. Self-contained dehumidifiers do a great job.
Most are not effective. The vents are there to allow good airflow, but most of the time they just hold humidity and moisture inside your crawl space. When we encapsulate your crawl space we seal these vents from the outside air.
While the cost upfront may seem hefty, the long-term protection and energy savings make it worth the cost. We are happy to come out and give an estimate.