Improve Indoor Air Quality with Crawl Space Encapsulation

Did you know? Up to 50% of household air can flow up from your crawl space, meaning that your Indoor Air Quality starts with the condition of your crawl space area! If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve probably noticed that these rainy days have influenced the quality of the air in your home. That moldy, mildewy smell originates in the darkest, dampest spaces of your property. There is a solution for these household woes, however. It’s called Crawl Space Encapsulation! But don’t just take our word for it. Read on to learn how crawl space encapsulation can reduce insect activity, prevent mold, and improve indoor air quality!

What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Your Crawl Space is an integral part of your home’s foundation! A damp crawl space can foster mold and bacteria growth, attract insects, and cause poor indoor air quality. Crawl space encapsulation and crawl space waterproofing are easy, long-term solution that helps homeowners avoid moisture and mold issues from developing underneath your house.

Foundation Pro uses a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier to cover every inch of your crawl space, locking moisture out. It is then sealed with industry-standard sealing tape. After your encapsulation project, Foundation Pro reduces the lingering possibility of mold or mildew by treating the reinforced polyethylene with an antimicrobial finish that protects your liner against bacteria growth.

How Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Humidity does more than cause exhaustion and frizzy hair. It is also essentially a fountain of youth for mold, mildew, and dust mites. Little Rock, Arkansas sees an average of 75% humidity in May. Mold only needs 55%-60% humidity to thrive. That means that your rain-soaked, dark, damp crawl space is already hard at work, inviting little mold spores to breed and board all the way into the summer months.

How does crawl space encapsulation prevent unwanted mold and mildew?

  1. Crawl space encapsulation seals up cracks, fissures, and spaces in your crawl space, preventing free air flow.
  2. Without the flow of outdoor air, your crawl space does not see new moisture particles.
  3. The mold-causing moisture stays outside, where it belongs.

Other Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation is an outstanding preventative measure to protect your crawl space, property, and foundation. Moisture can cause a myriad of expensive, harmful issues to your property, such as:

  • Insect Activity. Moisture attracts many insects, such as cockroaches, earwigs, silverfish, ants, mosquitos, pill bugs, and termites. These invasive pests are known carriers of disease and often end up in other areas of the house, contaminating food and living spaces. Termites cause expensive structural damage to your home, so they deserve their own, separate category.
  • Termites. These creatures love the smell and flavor of moist wood. If your wood frames and housing structure have been affected by moisture let in by a leaky crawl space, termite invaders will be the first to notice.
  • Structural Damage. Moisture affects your entire home, not just your crawl space and air quality. It can cause wood frames and floorings to rot and decay.
  • Dust Mites. Does your house have a high concentration of allergy-causing dust mites? These pesky pests do not drink water. Rather, they absorb moisture from the air. Needless to say, they love homes with damp crawlspaces and subsequent high humidity.

Go with the Pro! Get Your Free Crawl Space Encapsulation Estimate

Foundation Pro has been protecting Arkansas homes from crawl space moisture damage and poor indoor air quality for over twenty-five years! Our highly-trained foundation repair technicians are passionate about providing thorough, quality crawl space encapsulation services to protect your home for years to come. Visit our contact page or call 501-753-1009 to request your free local estimate.