There are those who say that some forces of nature just can't be mitigated by the power of human actions. But at Steamatic, we show how untrue this is by offering crawl space encapsulation for homes in the upstate.
Crawl spaces are prone to some of the more unattractive effects of nature's extremes. Moisture in your crawlspace from the dark ground can seep up into wooden structures, creating a breeding ground for allergy-frustrating mold and mildew. Similarly, in the attic or any other kind of crawl space—excessive heat and humidity can combine to create a haven for mold and mildew. With crawl space encapsulation from Steamatic, this problem can be dealt with in an effective energy saving fashion.
Crawl space encapsulation means lining the inner surfaces of your Crawlspace with special insulating material. We can perform crawl space encapsulation on the flooring and walls of your crawl space. This keeps moisture from affecting your structure, and by extension, your living space.
Call us today to see how crawl space encapsulation could be an important part of preserving your home.
Crawl space encapsulation is an effective method for preserving your crawl space and by extension, your entire home. By lining the walls and floors of the crawl space with specialized insulating material, moisture can't accumulate on the structure, and neither can mold. Basically, encapsulation creates a barrier that insulates against humidity, while also protecting against energy loss and large pests. If done correctly by a professional, the benefits of crawl space encapsulation can be enormous. Protecting your crawl space from moisture and mold will preserve your crawl space and your home, improve air quality, and lower your energy costs.
The first step in crawl space encapsulation is preparing the crawl space. Any and all debris, particularly sharp rocks, must be removed from the floor of the space. The ground should also be graded to create a level surface. Secondly, all openings like doors, vents, and pipes must be sealed to block airflow and help in waterproofing. The third step is insulating the walls and floor of the crawl space with a plastic lining and stapling it down securely. Lastly, any existing moisture must be removed entirely. A professional crawl space encapsulating company will follow this basic process to ensure that installation is done flawlessly.
When executed properly, crawl space encapsulation is always a good idea. The only disadvantages come from poor installation, which you can avoid by hiring a professional like Steamatic. If you have a crawl space, you really should consider encapsulation. Otherwise, you are leaving your home vulnerable to moisture and mold, as well as pests that may take up residence in your crawl space. Crawl space encapsulation not only protects your home from humidity and mold, it provides insulation and saves energy. It also blocks gases released by soil, as well as dust and allergens, improving air quality. Sealing your crawl space is an important step in protecting and preserving your home.