Crawl Space Vapor Barriers and Encapsulation Systems in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA
If your home was built with a crawl space foundation, as opposed to a full basement, the chances are you don’t go down there very often. In fact, many people have never even looked in their crawl space. Unfortunately, most crawl spaces have dirt floors, as builders rarely went to the expense of pouring a concrete floor if they didn’t dig a full basement. The second problem with crawl spaces is that most of them are vented to the outdoors so in the heat of the summer hot air enters, and in the winter, cold air comes in. These conditions are not good and cause condensation and high humidity, which leads to many health & structural problems in your home. Mold growth, dust mites, dry rot, bugs, and critters are just a few of the many problems a vented crawl space has to contend with.
The answer? A crawl space encapsulation system! Installing a complete vapor barrier provides the crawl space with a moisture protection layer to protect the structure from the negative effects of moisture such as mold, floor failure, increased electricity costs, odors, insects, and dust mites. High relative humidity and moisture can have major health effects, causing or worsening conditions such as asthma, hay fever, allergies and other respiratory conditions.
A vapor barrier is a kind of material that’s used to resist moisture from entering through the wall, ceiling, and even the floor. Essentially, a vapor barrier’s job is to create a layer of protection
between your home and the dirty crawl space beneath it. It’s also useful as an energy-saving method so you can lower your heating bills while ensuring that your home feels more comfortable.
Here at Summit Waterproofing, we recommend having the CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System installed in your dirt crawl space. It takes less than a day to install and you’ll have the best crawl space system on the market, with noticeable results on every level of your home!
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CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System
CrawlShield™ Encapsulation Advantages
- Fast, clean installation
- Eliminate mold and mildew from the air in your home
- Patented and warrantied products
- Utility bill savings
- Added storage space
- Healthy Basement and Crawl Space Certification
- Added benefits when using with crawl space dehumidification system
Encapsulate Your Crawl Space in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA
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