The Do’s and Don’ts of Closed Crawl Space Encapsulation

The Do’s and Don’ts of Closed Crawl Space Encapsulation

Installing a closed crawl space in your home is one of the largest long-term investments that you can make to keep moisture and pests out of your home. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that it is done correctly. Check out these do’s and don’t of crawl space encapsulation to ensure that your home is properly protected. 

What is a closed crawl space? 

At its most basic level, a closed crawl system is a water vapor barrier that controls humidity and protects your house from excess moisture and all of the problems that come along with it. Think of it as the lining of a swimming pool, except inside your home.

What are the benefits of a closed crawl space? 

  1. Improves the air quality inside your home
  2. Eliminates pests
  3. Helps reduce mold and mildew growth in your home
  4. Helps protect against structural damage
  5. Improves the energy efficiency inside your home
  6. Reduces asthma and allergies
  7. Adds value to your home

What are the don’ts of closed crawl space encapsulation? 

If a closed crawl system is installed incorrectly then it can void your termite system and even at times cause structural, long-lasting damage to your home. That is why it is critical to have a trusted partner install a closed crawl space. Here are a couple of don’ts to follow, if you’re considering making this investment: 

Don’t choose a company to install your closed crawl system without doing your research first. Many companies today offer closed crawl systems, but if improperly installed they can void your termite contract. 

Don’t select a company that uses fiberglass. The materials that your closed crawl system is built with are critical. Our system is the most durable on the market, and we offer a 25-year warranty on all materials used. 

Don’t look over the importance of having a professional install your system. Many people try to install these systems themselves, which can create even more problems in the long run and cost you extra time and money. 

What are the do’s of closed crawl space encapsulation? 

If you’re using a professional to install your closed crawl space, then they will take care of most of the do’s such as preparing the space for encapsulation and ensuring that everything is sealed properly. The biggest do that we can stress is: 

Choose the right team of trusted professionals to install your closed crawl system. 

If you would like to learn more about our closed crawl system services, click here. Our team would also be happy to provide you with a free inspection today if you’re ready to get started protecting your home and family!