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A permanent solution to your wet crawl space repair is a crawl space encapsulation. Moisture Control completely seals and blocks moisture while controlling the humidity with a dehumidifier installation. Don’t forget your new construction. Why not start on the right foot and prevent problems in your crawl space before they start? We pass along warranties on our crawl space encapsulation that can be transferred to future owners. 

Newly encapsulated crawlspace

Why choose crawl space encapsulation?

Crawl spaces are naturally prone to moisture buildup from the ground moisture and can be a breeding ground for fungus and mildew. Crawl space encapsulation is one solution that homeowners can consider to keep things dry. Encapsulation involves sealing off the entire crawl space with a vapor barrier that covers all surfaces. This regulates temperature and reduces energy costs by preventing heat loss through the floorboards. You’re left with cleaner indoor air, reduced energy bills, and added value in your home.

Our Crawlspace Inspections:

 As part of our crawlspace encapsulation service, our technicians thoroughly assess moisture-related issues in the crawl space. They look for signs such as feathered fiberglass insulation or sagging insulation that may be touching the ground, leading to moisture absorption. Standing water, sweating pipes, or ductwork indicate potential moisture problems.

In areas where polyethylene (poly) vapor barriers are missing or incomplete, moisture from the ground can rise and condense on wooden members, promoting the growth of fungi. Open foundation vents can also allow excessive humid air into the crawl space, leading to condensation and fungal growth on wood surfaces, ductwork, and pipes.

Our technicians use humidity meters (humidistats) to assess humidity levels and probing instruments to measure wood moisture content. High humidity readings can contribute to fungal growth, a significant concern in crawl spaces, particularly in our region. We prioritize these inspections during annual subterranean termite inspections and initial assessments for new customers. 

Subterranean termites are prevalent in our area, especially due to their affinity for moist soil. Encapsulating the crawl space is an effective preventive measure against pest infestations and fungal growth.

As part of our encapsulation service, we install April Air dehumidifiers to regulate humidity levels and air inducers to ensure positive airflow. 

Call our crawlspace company today!

When it comes to crawl space encapsulation companies, you can rely on the services offered by our team. We provide services to homeowners and business owners throughout Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Middlesex, Hardyville, White Stone, Weems, Heathsville, Reedville, Lottsburg, Warsaw, Callao, and Montross, Virginia. Call us today at 804-435-3373 for a free estimate.

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