10 Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation
There are a number of perks that come with encapsulating the crawlspace beneath a property, which is why many home service companies recommend doing it. Here at Chad Love Services, we have seen crawlspace encapsulation bring benefits to many of our customers. Here are the most common things we see….
1. Lower Heating and Cooling Bills
Encapsulation is essentially insulating the home, meaning you have less heat and cool air loss, which attribute to a big part of energy bills.
2. Less Chance of Mold Growing
Even worse, mold may be lurking in areas you’re not aware of, and getting rid of it is not as simple as you may think.
If there is moisture, there is mold. So encapsulating a crawlspace, which is prone to being damp, helps to keep mold away. This will protect the structural integrity.
3. Keeps Insects Away
By having a layer sealed up under the property, where most bugs come in from, you can drastically lower the number of critters and creatures that make their way in.
4. Increases Property Value
If you want to sell your house, encapsulated crawlspaces add value to the listing price. Because of all the benefits we are spelling out, it makes a potential home more attractive to buyers.
5. Improves Air Quality Inside
A little known fact is that almost half of the air that circulates inside homes comes from the crawlspace. So having it encapsulated means you and those who live there with you will have fewer issues with allergies and other respiratory problems.
6. Makes Your House Comfortable
An encapsulated crawlspace leads to a warmer floor. Sealing up the ground below the property means your floors will not have as much heat loss. The same is true for the converse in the summer.
7. Helps Floors Last Longer
With encapsulated crawlspaces, it is much more difficult for moisture to seep through floors, rot them, and create mold and stability issues.
8. Reinforces the Foundation
Just like with flooring, moisture underneath a home can affect the foundation itself. By encapsulating the crawlspace, you can prevent any issues with the foundation getting wet and being compromised.
9. Provides Extra Duct Insulation
Crawlspace encapsulation is also beneficial for your property’s air ducts. The sealing of the area level allows for the property and ducts to be protected from humidity. This places them in a conditioned space that enhances the lifespan of your HVAC system.
10. A Smart Investment
The average cost of crawlspace encapsulation varies based on on number of factors. It matters what kind of material is involved and what the size and scope of the project are. But it can add value to your home and reduce bills, which is a solid investment.
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