Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspaces are important areas of your home because they provide stability and support for the home’s structure. One of the main issues in crawlspaces is moisture.

Water enters the crawlspace through cracks, causing serious problems. That’s why it’s important to contact a professional for crawlspace waterproofing from Affordable Foundation to prevent further foundation issues. Protecting your Birmingham or Huntsville crawlspace from moisture can improve the overall air quality of your home and increase the stability of your foundation for many years to come.

Why does moisture matter in the crawlspace?

mold in crawlspace in need of vapor barrierSince moisture in your crawlspace causes foundation cracks, it is not uncommon for other issues to arise. Look for additional signs such as:

  • Foundation settlement and shifting
  • Pooling water in the yard
  • Water seepage
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Wood rot
  • Wet insulation
  • High heating and cooling bill
  • Insect infestation
  • Soft, buckling floors
  • Rusting ductwork

If you notice any of these signs, contact Affordable Foundation immediately to avoid costly repairs and further damage. We provide soda blasting for mold and crawlspace encapsulation for moisture.

Is crawlspace encapsulation right for your crawlspace?

Crawlspace encapsulation is a method that uses a plastic material called vapor barrier to prevent water from entering the crawlspace. The sheet is placed over the entire area of the crawlspace to seal out moisture and the diffusion of vapor from the concrete surface. It also seals cracks in the foundation walls to prevent air and water leaks. Crawlspace encapsulation cost is much less than repairing the damage that can occur.

Crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barriers offer many advantages such as:

  • Lowers cooling costsplastic vapor barrier installed on floor and up columns in Alabama crawlspace
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Seals off warm air
  • Eliminates condensation buildup
  • Increases the home’s value
  • Protects pipes from bursting
  • Energy efficient
  • Keeps floors at a comfortable temperature

Additionally, permanently sealing your crawlspace can reduce your energy bills up to 20%.

Call us today if you need crawlspace encapsulation for home in Tennessee and Alabama.