Vapor Barrier that Allowed Moisture
Before- The old vapor barrier system allowed moisture into the crawl space that caused high humidity.
Encapsulating the Crawl Space
By encapsulating the crawl space with the CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System, Southeast Foundation and Crawl Space Repair is able to lower humidity by removing the moisture in the crawl space. By doing so we are able to achieve a humidity less than 55% in which mold and mildew cannot thrive.
By installing a Sedona Dehumidifier in the crawl space of this home, we are able to lower the high humidity and get rid of musty odors.
Improved Air Quality
With the installation of the encapsulation system, the homeowner can expect to have improved air quality since more than 50% of the first-floor air comes from the crawl space. With less moisture and humidity things like mold and mildew cannot thrive making the home healthier.
The Smart Sump Pump Pump System
The Smart Sump Pump System is used in the crawl space of the home with an encapsulation system to ensure that water intrusion and moisture is able to exit the crawl space instead of lingering.
Comfort to your Feet
Encapsulating the crawl space regulates the temperature of the crawl space along with improving the temperature of hardwood and tile flooring in the above spaces.
Prevents Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are able to rise with a relative humidity of more than 55%. By encapsulating the crawl space we are able to lower the relative humidity under 55% so that mold and mildew cannot thrive.
Wrapping the Piers
The encapsulation system utilizes a special tape that we are able to wrap the piers and up the foundation walls along with sealing the seams. This means that water from the Earth's ground cannot enter into the crawl space.
SilverGlo Insulation Panels
SilverGlo Insulation Panels shed water instead of soaking it up like cellulose and fiberglass insulation.
Encapsulating the crawl space helps lower the homeowner's electrical cost by helping the HVAC system work less.
Prevent Wood Rot
Mold growth and wood rot are the two most common issues in a crawl space. Having moisture higher than 20% in the wood will over time rot and decay, causing potentially thousands of dollars in property damage. By having the crawl space encapsulated we are able to lower the moisture in the wood to where it will not start to break down.
Prevent Pest Population in the Crawl Space
Pest, insects, and termites can thrive in an open crawl space. By having the crawl space encapsulated, Southeast Foundation and Crawl Space Repair can shield the home against these invaders. When installed correctly an encapsulation system can seal the crawl space from allowing these pests to enter along with cutting off access to moisture and food that they need to survive.
Sealing Out Foul Odors
By encapsulating the crawl space we are able to get rid of odors caused by mold, mildew, and pests.