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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. This can be solved by crawlspace encapsulation. 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?
Since 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
Mold and mildew growth
High heating and cooling bill
Soft, buckling floors
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: