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The Benefit of Crawl Space Repairs and Encapsulation

Encapsulating serves as a barrier to keep moisture out. Without this barrier, your home is at risk of mold, mildew, pests, water damage, and a decrease in air quality. More than 50% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space. Keeping this area clean and dry will ensure the air quality of your home is in good shape.

The first step to encapsulating your crawl space is to clean and dry it out. If you have water in your crawl space it is best to get that checked out before doing anything more.

Once your crawl space is prepared for installation a specialized waterproof and anti-microbial liner is known as WhiteCap is laid in strips to cover the entire are of either your crawl space or basement. Durable tape is used to seal the strips of the encapsulation liner completing the installation and creating a completed sealed vapor barrier. To keep the humidity levels in an ideal range it is best to install a dehumidifier.

With these simple changes, your home can be better protected from wood rot, pests, mold, and mildew. It will also increase the air quality in your home along with greater energy efficiency. To get one install give Acculevel a call today.