Why Encapsulate Your Crawlspace

Why Encapsulate Your Crawlspace

Crawl space! No one would ever want to spend time down there! The mold, humidity, bugs! But did you know that up to 60% of the air in your home came from the crawlspace through what is known as the stack effect? The air in your crawlspace may be forgotten, but it is not gone. In fact, if you have allergies, there is a good chance that it may be contributing to them!

You see previously it has been customary to build a home with an open crawlspace and allow the outside air to take control and remove the excess moisture under a home. That’s great except you are taking HOT MOIST air and bringing it into your cool crawlspace. What happens to hot air when you rapidly cool it?  What Happens to the moisture in it?  It falls like dew in the evening.  So your crawlspace is wet and cool all summer.

Newer homes you have another challenge. With with the limitations we are putting on our homes, not being built in a square or rectangle, we are limiting the ability for the crawlspace to properly vent itself. We have obstructions like ductwork and utilities down there and because of this we cannot get cross ventilation.

As the humidity builds in the crawlspace the wood structure absorbs moisture harbors and grows mold like a petri dish! This additional moisture increases the opportunity for mold to grow. It also attracts insects, and insects attract varmints. Moisture also attracts termites! Now the stack effect is bringing that into your home! Where you, your children or Grandchildren are breathing.

However it doesn’t have to stay this way! Innovative Restorations can do a free inspection and if you have an issue in your crawlspace we can present options to clean up mold and correct the issue to make your home safe and healthy again! 

Through Crawlspace encapsulation we can take the dingy old wet cold crawlspace and make it clean and dry! Free of mold! We also provide a two-year warranty on all our work.

Call Innovative Restorations for a free inspection by a certified technician, let us provide Safe and green solutions for remediation. 931.707.7700

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