CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION IN GREENSBORO, NC

Crawl Space Encapsulation In Greensboro

Is it good to encapsulate a crawl space?

Yes, encapsulating your crawl space significantly decreases musty odors, allergens such as mold and dust mites, and overall improves indoor air quality in your home.

How long does crawl space encapsulation last?

In general, most providers will provide a warranty of 15 to 20 years for a normal crawlspace encapsulation project. A fully sealed crawlspace, on the other hand, can last for more than 20 years if humidity levels are managed and no catastrophic occurrences, such as floods, occur.

How do I maintain my crawl space encapsulation in Greensboro, NC?

Crawl space encapsulation is most effective when the space is entirely sealed. Once the space has been encased, you can use a dehumidifier to help regulate the moisture levels in the area.

What is an encapsulated crawl space?

Crawl space encapsulation involves the application of a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier to the crawl space's floors, foundation walls, and maybe even its roof. An encapsulating barrier is similar to the lining in your swimming pool that keeps leaks at bay.

Do I need a dehumidifier in my encapsulated crawl space?

A drying device is required in every encapsulated crawlspace. A dehumidifier is a preferred technique, although contractors frequently use the "supply air" method to dry your crawlspace.

Why does my house smell like crawl space?

Mold in the crawl space could be the source of a musty odor in your home. Crawl space dampness produces ideal conditions for mold and mildew. Mold spores and other hazardous microorganisms enter the higher floors of the home when air from the crawl space enters.

Can you encapsulate crawl space yourself?

Crawl space encapsulation DIY is challenging, but anyone with the correct skills and resources can do it. However, expect DIY results to be different than professional installation as they have proven experience and access to equipment.

Should a crawl space be sealed or vented?

Because a large portion of the air you breathe in your home comes directly from your crawl space, most contractors today agree that the crawl space should be considered as part of your living area, which means it should be sealed, insulated, and kept dry.

Should I close my crawl space vents in the winter?

Water pipes in the crawl space will freeze if the vents remain open when temps fall below freezing. In the winter, it's a good idea to close the vents. This keeps the pipes inside the crawl space from freezing due to the dry, cold winter air.

Do you need floor insulation in an encapsulated crawl space?

It most emphatically does. Thermal transport is not helped by encapsulation. If you don't additionally construct an air seal, you'll be stuck with cold flooring and unpleasant rooms.

Does crawl space encapsulation stop rodents?

Crawl space encapsulation helps deter bugs and rodents. Additionally, a vapor retarder installed properly in the crawl space is an efficient pest control strategy for preventing termite and rodent infestation. Aside from insect control, crawl space encapsulation can also minimize mold growth, improve air quality, and save money on heating and cooling.

How do you keep rats out of insulation under your house?

The underneath of a house is an ideal location for rodents to nest. Install galvanized steel mesh on the underside of your joists to prevent nesting of your new or old insulation. If a rodent tunnels back into the crawl area, you'll get end to end protection for your insulation and living space.

Do roaches live in crawl space?

Because of the possibility for moisture build-up and higher humidity in crawl spaces, roaches, spiders, and termites are more likely to be found.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Is it common for water to get in crawl spaces after rain?

Water in the crawl area is not uncommon after a big storm. Any water that gets into the crawl area after a hard storm should drain or evaporate quickly. Water intrusion that goes unnoticed for an extended period of time, on the other hand, can cause catastrophic harm if not remedied.

What kind of plastic do you use in a crawl space?

While thinner plastic or regrind may be acceptable for short-term use, only reinforced virgin poly should be utilized for long-term applications such as crawlspace vapor barriers. In a crawlspace, properly constructed virgin reinforced poly should last at least 20 years.

Can I leave my dehumidifier on all day?

If a typical unit in your environment was performing properly, it should extract moisture to roughly 50 to 55% relative humidity. With this assumption, you can run your dehumidifier for around 12 hours every day.

Does a vapor barrier block radon?

A high-performance, correctly built vapor barrier is an essential component of a new home. By pulling air from beneath the barrier, radon is prevented from entering the house and instead vented out through a network of passive or active venting pipes.

What is the best way to insulate a crawl space with a dirt floor?

The best method to accomplish this is to encapsulate the crawl space. The crawl space floor and walls are protected by a 20-mil polyethylene plastic vapor barrier. They will overlap the seals by 12 inches before using double-sided tape to attach the barrier. Install a dehumidifier in the crawl space.

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Guilford County, NC

  • Browns Summit, NC

  • Climax, NC

  • Colfax, NC

  • Gibsonville, NC

  • Greensboro, NC

  • High Point, NC

  • Jamestown, NC

  • Julian, NC

  • Mc Leansville, NC

  • Oak Ridge, NC

  • Pleasant Garden, NC

  • Sedalia, NC

  • Stokesdale, NC

  • Summerfield, NC

  • Whitsett, NC

Alamance County, NC

  • Alamance, NC

  • Altamahaw, NC

  • Burlington, NC

  • Elon, NC

  • Graham, NC

  • Haw River, NC

  • Mebane, NC

  • Saxapahaw, NC

  • Snow Camp, NC

  • Swepsonville, NC

Forsyth County, NC

  • Belews Creek, NC

  • Bethania, NC

  • Clemmons, NC

  • Kernersville, NC

  • Lewisville, NC

  • Pfafftown, NC

  • Rural Hall, NC

  • Tobaccoville, NC

  • Walkertown, NC

  • Winston Salem, NC

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Phone: 336-707-0498

Address: 4805 Woodcock Dr, Greensboro, NC 27406

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Servicing Greensboro, NC and Nearby Cities

Clean Air solves moisture and mold problems in Greensboro, NC and the surrounding areas by providing crawl space and basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repairs.

Related Services in Greensboro, NC

Please see the list of frequently requested services below. If you have a flooded crawl space due to a lack of a french drain or sump pump, we can help. If mold development has occurred in your crawl space as a result of high humidity levels, we will ensure that it remains clean, dry, and healthy!

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation

Installing a vapor barrier in the crawl space is a low-cost solution to moisture control problems. Vapor barriers in the crawl area are used to keep moisture, water, and damp air from entering the home via the floor. This helps to prevent the spread of mold and mildew, which can cause structural damage and make living conditions uncomfortable for your family!

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Crawl Space Mold Remediation

Mold removal from the crawl space is one of the most important chores in resolving moisture control issues. Mold may quickly become a major issue in a home, and those that move fast to clean up and treat the situation have a higher chance of keeping it from spreading. If you eliminate the mold before it spreads throughout your home, you will save time and money.

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Crawl Space Waterproofing

Crawl Space Waterproofing is a must-have. It not only protects your home from water damage, but it also protects you from the health and safety risks that mold brings!

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