What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Crawl space encapsulation is a process that helps to seal your crawl space from water and air. This makes the space warmer and healthier. In addition, it keeps critters and insects out of your home. It can also prevent mold and mildew growth.

What are the pros and cons of crawl space encapsulation?

The amount of money you’ll spend on encapsulating your crawl space will depend on several factors. How big your crawl space is, how much insulation is needed, and the type of material that you’re using will all play a part.

Typical costs for a professional to encapsulate a crawl space can range from $1500 to $15,000. However, you’ll likely find that your cost will be lower when you do it yourself. You should expect to pay around $0.50 to $0.70 per square foot.

The most important element of a crawl space encapsulation project is the vapor barrier. This consists of a layer of polyethylene plastic that is cut to the size of the crawl space. If there are large gaps between the floor and the walls, the plastic will not be effective.

Before encapsulating your crawl space, make sure it’s free of any leaks or plumbing issues. Adding a draining system or sump pump will help direct water away. Otherwise, you may have to spend more money to repair the damage that water has caused.

Mold and mildew can grow in crawl spaces that have too much moisture. They can cause many health problems. Getting rid of the moisture is the first step to preventing the growth of mold and mildew.

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