Crawl Space Encapsulation Nashville, TN
Crawl Space Vs. Basement
Unlike a basement that must have a minimum of 7 feet from floor to ceiling, crawl spaces have a ceiling height of 6’4” or less and have outside ventilation. Your crawl space may have a concrete or a dirt floor. While crawl spaces are convenient during the building phase of your home and offer an area for HVAC equipment to be installed, the required open ventilation can allow moisture and pests to enter your home.
Encapsulating your crawl space is an effective method to address common issues in this area. This process involves installing a robust polyethylene lining throughout your crawl space. This lining, akin to the material used in certain residential swimming pools, is applied to the floors, walls, and sometimes even the ceiling of the crawl space.
The pieces of this durable barrier are meticulously sealed and joined together using heavy-duty sealing tape, creating a comprehensive seal.
The benefits of crawl space encapsulation include significant reduction in moisture-related damage and a barrier against the intrusion of pests into your home. Additionally, in certain situations, we might also suggest the installation of a dehumidifier to maintain low humidity levels in the encapsulated space.
How to tell if your crawl space should be encapsulated
Consider the questions below. If you answer “yes” to one or more of them, your home is probably a good candidate for crawl space encapsulation. Whether it is an older home or newly constructed, most homes will benefit from this renovation.
- Does your home have a crawl space?
- Would you like to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and lower your heating/cooling costs?
- Are you currently experiencing flooding, standing water or mold in your crawl space?
Encapsulating your crawl space is beneficial in keeping out moisture that may cause mold to grow, dust, vermin and other pests. Other benefits include:
- Preventing water damage
- Preventing mold and mildew growth
- Improve heating and cooling efficiency
- Lower your utility bill
- Prevent moisture from forming inside windows and window sills
- Prevent foundation damage
- Keep pests, vermin and dust out
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