Many homes in the Charlotte NC area have crawl spaces beneath, designed to raise the building above the ground and give access to contractors as they install HVAC, electrical wiring, and pipework. However, if these crawl spaces are open, they can often suffer from moisture issues, leading to fungal infestation, mold, and even foundation settlement. If unchecked, these issues could compromise the property’s structural integrity and attract termites. All these problems could result in expensive repairs, so many homeowners consider sealing off this area through encapsulation. What do you need to know about crawl space encapsulation, and what should you consider before going ahead with this project?
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of adding a strong moisture barrier to the floor, sealing the space completely. Before encapsulation is done, drains are typically installed in order to flush out any unwanted water. After this, a polyethylene product is applied to any surfaces to protect from moisture, with sealing tape used to provide additional protection. This will ensure that the moisture does not penetrate the walls and create longer-term problems. But it doesn’t get rid of the moisture itself. To do this, you should also install a dehumidifier to control the moisture and vapor levels in the sealed-off crawl space.
Our Crawl Space Encapsulation System
Moisture Loc specializes in crawl space encapsulation, providing a total climatization of your crawl space. The GreenSpace™ isour ultimate encapsulation system.This system combats high moisture and humidity levels, mold or mildew, and standing water problems in your crawl space. Because the environment of the crawl space is kept at a reasonable temperature, moisture levels are kept low and mold is prevented. So, our GreenSpace™ Sealed Crawl Space System locks out moisture, sparing the home and homeowners from health issues, hazards, and structural damages that are due to excessive moisture.