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Why crawl space encapsulation is important, and what problems will be fixed (joist rot, mold, etc.)

Why Crawl Space Encapsulation is Important

Choosing to enclose your crawl space offers a variety of benefits and is well worth the expense. Crawl space encapsulation will not only lower your utility costs, but may also assist in preventing unanticipated, long-term structural repairs.

Thinking of encapsulating your crawl space? Here are just a few of the main benefits:

Lowers Energy Bills

Homeowners are always looking at different ways to save money and improve energy efficiency. Fortunately, one of the main advantages of enclosing a crawl space is that it can reduce energy bills by up to 20%. Without encapsulation, the crawl space doors and foundation vents leak cold, winter air, thus bringing down your home’s temperature and driving up overall energy costs.

Prevents Future Repairs

Lack of maintenance to your crawl space can buckle your hardwood floors. Encapsulation will improve the overall environmental conditions of your crawl space and will help prevent potential long term damages to your floors caused by moisture, mold, and humidity. Also, during the process, a professional will detect other problems that may put your floors and home’s foundations at risk.

Extends Lifespan and Improves Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Most crawl spaces are damp and cavernous, these environmental conditions are not optimal for your heating and cooling system’s performance. In these conditions, fungus and mold can grow on your equipment, and can accelerate wear and tear. Certain types of pests such as termites thrive in moist environments and can live within your HVAC system, thus potentially affecting the quality of air that you breathe. By insulating and improving the structural integrity of your crawl space, you will keep out not only moisture but also the mold and pests that tend to accompany it.

Boosts Home Value

An encapsulated crawl space is an excellent way to boost the value of your home and is an attracting selling feature for potential buyers. A crawl space is also a great way to enhance comfort, as the floors won’t be as cold in the winter, and the house won’t be near as muggy in the summer.

Crawl space encapsulation and routine maintenance play a key role in lowering energy bills, reducing the chance of costly repairs, and extending the lifespan of your HVAC equipment. Taking action now equates in big saving tomorrow.

Contact a Qualified Professional

Crawl space work is definitely not a do-it-yourself project, so it makes good sense to get a licensed contractors to give you a detailed proposal along with an assessment.

If your crawl space needs repair or are looking professional encapsulation work, call us today for an appointment at 1-800-980-3570 and get a free estimate on any of our services. We service Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside County, Ventura County, and all surrounding Southern California areas.