Crawlspaces–some homes have them, and others don’t. They’re a finicky part of a home’s design, because they’re basically the space in-between spaces. Your crawlspace is likely another word for your basement, that might not be the right height to walk in.
Crawlspaces, just like basements, can encounter water throughout the course of the year. And if yours has a dirt floor, that’s the perfect combination for mold and fungus. While essentially harmless to start with, these types of organic growths can quickly hold moisture in your crawlspace and eventually lead to the rotting of important structural elements in your home.
Crawlspace encapsulation in Murfreesboro, TN is a process where we put up moisture barriers and insulation in your crawlspace to keep it from growing mold or fungus. Then, with less access to water on a regular basis, it will stay dry and keep your home protected.
Treating the Moisture of Your Crawlspace
Crawlspaces are still vital parts of your home, even if you never go in them. They’re not meant for foot traffic but they are meant to be structurally sound and try. There are important components of your home located in the crawlspace, from some appliances like water heaters to structural beams that keep your home standing.
Just a little bit of standing moisture throughout the year, or growing fungus, can lead to the breakdown of your home’s sturdy structure or the destruction of an expensive appliance you rely on.
This is why your home’s crawlspace needs to be encapsulated properly. And here are a few things we focus on when we do it.
You Might Need a Dehumidifier Too
Just putting up a water barrier and sealing the openings to your crawlspace might not be enough. Sometimes, you might need the help of a specific dehumidifier that can siphon out the excess water vapor in the atmosphere to further inhibit the growth of mold or fungus.
We can help install this kind of system to ensure your crawlspace stays dry.
Insulation, Sealing, and More
Your crawlspace might be incredibly drafty, which is very bad for your HVAC performance and efficiency. So we can seal up the gaps and insulate the walls of your crawlspace to ensure that air doesn’t freely pass from the outside to the inside as it has in the past.
Always Go Pro
This kind of work can be tricky. Not only is a crawlspace hard to fit into but finding the right materials that won’t break down on you is a prime part of this work. A team of professionals like ours has had training that leads us to choose products and practices that work.
For instance, the order of putting a water barrier and sealing up vents or gaps needs to be done the right way, otherwise, the sealing material can get wet and fall apart. You don’t really have to worry about the ins and outs of this process if you let us handle it.
When you work with us, you get a 100% more than satisfied promise! For crawlspace encapsulation, contact Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning Inc.