Crawl Space Encapsulation
The crawl space is one of the most-often neglected parts of homes here in the Aberdeen, area, but just a few simple upgrades in that space can greatly enhance your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. At Comfort Services, Inc., we treat your home as a whole system, examining all areas to see how they affect one another. Our goal is to be sure you are both comfortable and healthy in your home all year long.
What Is a Crawl Space?
A crawl space is the shallow area located between the ground and the first floor of your home. It is usually only about one to three feet high, hence the term crawl space. It often contains the guts of the house, such as plumbing, wiring, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and ductwork. This allows for easy access to a home’s plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems when repairs and upgrades are needed.
Why Does It Need to Be Encapsulated?
Even if your crawl space has a cement floor, water vapor and contaminants such as radon can enter from the ground. This can result in all kinds of moisture and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in your crawl space and home.
Crawl space encapsulation keeps your crawl space clean and dry with the installation of a heavy-duty vapor barrier along the floor and walls. The vapor barrier is sealed at all seams for maximum moisture control.
In addition to the vapor barrier, other improvements can further regulate moisture levels and air quality in your crawl space. Installing a dehumidifier will help draw moisture out of the crawl space and further increase healthy indoor air quality, while also preventing structural damage due to mold growth.
What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Encapsulating your crawl space gives you greater control over your North Carolina home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Benefits of crawl space encapsulation include:
- Moisture control for decreased likelihood of mold growth
- More stable temperatures in your home
- Cleaner and healthier indoor air
- Greater home energy efficiency
- Lower energy bills
- Better structural integrity
How Much Will This End Up Costing?
The cost of encapsulating your crawl space will depend on the size and condition of your home’s crawl space, as well as on what materials are used in your project. Projects range from $2,000 to $14,000, or more.
When you consider the many benefits you receive, including greater energy efficiency and lower energy bills, encapsulating your crawl space is well worth the upfront cost. We offer special financing options to help make crawl space encapsulation possible for your home.
Call Us Today
If you want to boost the value and performance of your Aberdeen, NC home, now is a good time to consider having Comfort Services encapsulate your crawl space. As we improve it, we can make other improvements to carry the benefits of crawl space encapsulation even further.
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