What is Crawl Space Encapsulation and Why Do I Need It?

For those who don’t know, a crawl space is a hollow area located between the ground and the foundation of the home. It is typically the height that one would require to crawl within it (hence the name). These spaces are very common in older homes, and they serve many purposes.

It’s no secret that many home builders will use crawl spaces to hold the home’s duct work, plumbing, AC and heater, electric wiring, etc. What most people don’t know, however, is that about 50% of the air circulated in your home can come from the crawl space. This can be a big problem for improperly sealed crawl spaces because they become hubs for excess moisture from the ground’s water vapor, easily creating mold/mildew that affects the indoor air quality of the home.

This is where encapsulation comes in handy. This process uses a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier to seal the floors, walls and ceiling of the crawl space to keep unwanted moisture out. The most noticeable benefits of using crawl space encapsulation include reducing the humidity of your home, inhibiting pests and insects from entering and living in the crawl space, preventing mold build-up and structural damage and providing greater energy efficiency in your home.

Jordan Air provides crawl space encapsulation services to ensure that your home circulates safe, high-quality air -- allowing your family to remain comfortable and without health risks associated with mildew and mold build-up.

If you have any questions or concerns about the conditions of your home’s crawl space, contact us today!

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