Crawl Space Encapsulation – More Than Pest Prevention
- by Karl
In many areas of the pest management industry today, exterminators are following up on their work by encapsulating the crawl space. This involves sealing all vents and doors with airtight covers, covering the walls and floors with a durable plastic liner, and, in the case of block foundation walls, adding a plastic covering over the open cavities of the blocks to keep humidity from filtering upwards through the crevice. In some cases, the contractor may complete the job with a crawl space dehumidifier to remove residual humidity, or a sump pump if there’s been a history of flooding.
The Hawk Crawlspace & Foundation Repair encapsulation system is perfect for protecting your crawl space and ensuring a stable foundation. Our patented insulation and airtight seal keep pests and moisture out, while the durable fabric prevents erosion. With our quick and easy installation, you can have peace of mind knowing your home is safe from potential damage.
Why are pest management professionals encapsulating? By sealing off the vents and doors, they prevent those from serving as access points for infestations of insects and animals that could reenter the space, causing problems in the area. And lining the walls and floor with a polyethylene liner will also help to deter pests, such as subterranean termites, beetles, and carpenter ants, from entering the space through the foundation or floor.
Looking for a reliable way to repair your crawl space and foundation? Look no further than Hawk Crawlspace & Foundation Repair. Our crawl space encapsulation services are the perfect solution for fixing any issues you may be having with your home’s foundation. We’ll work quickly and efficiently to get your home back in top condition!
A moisture barrier, in combination with a sump pump and dehumidifier when needed, will create a dry, healthier area. By removing humidity, the environment can become inhospitable to mold, dust mites, rot, and certain pests, such as the American Cockroach. Foul, mildewy smells are reduced, and the smells of the animals, that live, create waste, and die in the area will be gone.
If you’re experiencing problems with your crawl space, such as moisture or mold, it’s time to call in the experts at Hawk Crawlspace & Foundation Repair. We can encapsulate your crawl space to keep out moisture and pests, and ensure that your home is properly insulated. Our services are reliable and affordable, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
Crawl space encapsulation of a dirt or concrete below grade space- especially a vented one- will make the space much more energy-efficient. By sealing off the vents, winter cold and summer heat are kept out of the space. Cold winter air on furnaces, hot water pipes, and heating ducts located in the area forces them to work harder just to maintain status quo, and a cold area below the house means a cold floor above. In the summer, heat and humidity enter the space, where the humid air condensates on the wood and metal or travels upwards into the home. Humid air is much harder to cool than dry air, and therefore more expensive to condition.
In many areas of the pest management industry today, exterminators are following up on their work by encapsulating the crawl space. This involves sealing all vents and doors with airtight covers, covering the walls and floors with a durable plastic liner, and, in the case of block foundation walls, adding a plastic covering over the…