Did you know 50% of the air on the first-floor of your home has risen from the crawl space? It’s important to keep this area as clean and dry as possible. Since mold spores, moisture and odors typically originate from the crawl space, many people in Virginia are turning to Crawl Space Encapsulation to keep the moisture out, making their homes a healthier, drier place! Adding a crawl space vapor barrier and sealing the vents is widely accepted as the best way to improve indoor air quality and make energy improvements inside your home.
In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 of the greatest benefits to crawl space encapsulation and explain how to maintain a healthy humidity in your crawl space.
1) Dry Seal liners are designed to be a permanent part of the structure.
Some crawl spaces might include cheap plastic sheeting, but this doesn’t protect your home. Ordinary plastic sheeting quickly becomes brittle, cracks, tears and doesn’t stop damaging moisture from attacking the structure. Dry Seal crawl space encapsulation is a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier that covers your crawl space. Expert installers carefully cut the liner to fit your unique space and mechanically fasten it to the walls. The vapor barrier becomes a permanent part of the house.
2) Dry Seal liners prevent energy loss – saving you money!
Is your crawl space vented? The vents make your floors cold. It is not only uncomfortable, but it costs more to heat your house. DRY SEAL installers seal (not just close) the vents, stopping the damp unconditioned outside air. This reduces your energy cost by 15% to 35%! Over the years, it adds up to a lot of savings!
3) Dry Seal crawl space encapsulation will transform your
nasty crawl space into a dry, usable area!
Dirt crawl spaces allow moisture vapor to rise from the dirt, introducing many problems into your home. Are you experiencing any of these?
MOLD & WOOD ROT
BUG, RODENTS & CRITTERS
Dry Seal encapsulation prevents all of these from entering your home in the first place by sealing them out!
4) Dry Seal crawl space encapsulation makes your home a healthier place!
Moisture produces mold, which can become hazardous when the spores spread by circulating through the air in your home. Crawl space vapor barriers keep moisture out, preventing mold from growing.
5) Dry Seal encapsulation can improve the structural integrity of your home.
A wet crawl space will often lead to wet soil foundation, which can spell trouble for your structure. Crawl space encapsulation keeps the area dry, the soil intact, and protects the structural integrity of your home safe.