Crawl Space Encapsulation
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Up to 50% of the air in your house can stream in from your crawl space. Moisture in the crawl space can cause air quality issues and odors. Adding a crawl space vapor barrier can increase indoor air quality and keep your home warmer in the winter.
Water Extraction Experts encapsulate a crawl space by sealing it with a water vapor barrier (usually a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier) to effectively contain any moisture seeping in from the floor and foundation walls.
Why should you encapsulate your crawl space?
We hear from a lot of our customers who choose to put a water vapor barrier in their crawl space to reduce musty odors in their home. However, there are health risks often associated with a damp crawl space, such as mold, air quality, and fungi. Structural damage, such as wood rot, can also be a problem and negatively impact the value of your property. By encapsulating your crawl space, you also regain this space for storage.
Our Process for Encapsulating
your Crawl Space
- Call us for a FREE inspection. We’ll assess your crawl space and make sure it’s ready for encapsulation.
- Prior to encapsulation will address any excess moisture issues, take measurements and make sure the area is ready for placement of the water vapor barrier.
- Our certified technicians will begin placing the water vapor barrier. We’ll cut the water vapor barrier to the specific measurements of your crawl space to ensure adequate overlap and no gaps are present.
- If your crawl space needs further humidity control, we may recommend the placement of a dehumidifier.
Integrity. Experience. Professional.
When you choose Water Extraction Experts for crawl space encapsulation, you can be confident your home and property are in good hands.
Water Extraction Experts is IICRC Certified. To be certified, we mastered coursework in inspections, cleaning, and restoration and passed a rigorous examination. All our technicians are trained in the latest technology and techniques.
Read What Our Customers Have to Say About Us…
Highly recommend them!
Last Wednesday my washing machine had a filter failure that resulted in the spilling of "LOTS" of water in my bathroom which then flowed into my carpeted bedroom. I called Water Extraction Experts and they were at my house within 1 hour. They did an EXCELLENT job! Moved my bedroom furniture, removed water from carpet /pad plus reviewed the crawl space under the bedroom. Very thorough job! Left carpet/pad to dry with blow dryers and a dehumidifier. When carpet/pad was thoroughly dried they reset my furniture and carpet. Their staff were all very professional. Highly recommend them!
I highly recommend Doug and his crew. They were thorough, careful, polite and attended to the details. The crawl space in my 30 year old house was a mouse highway. Doug's team thoroughly cleaned the crawlspace removing the old pressure tank and stuff that had been stored down there for years. Then they removed the old membrane and dried the crawlspace completely. They used antimicrobials, bug spray, hepa filters and dehumidifiers to bring the crawlspace up to my standards. Then they searched diligently for any place where the mice might be getting in. They sealed these and returned repeatedly looking for signs of mice and any other possible entry points. It's hard to find professionals who will take the time to look at unique problems and find good solutions. Doug and his team used excellent problem solving skills to fix the problem. Thank you!
Highly recommend them for any water damage mitigation
We had faulty installation on bathroom plumbing from the builder on a new build. The result was water collection and damage on the bathroom floor and floor boards and in the crawl space. Doug and Dennis demonstrated a high level of expertise in identifying moisture in the floor and floor boards and in the crawl space and explained in terms easy to understand what was required to mitigate the damage and prevent potential mold. They were very prompt in arriving and started the clean-up process immediately. Their work was very professional, in my opinion, much better than originally done by the builder. They also worked with the builder directly including all the billing. They were very professional and demonstrated a very high competency level in this filed. I would highly recommend them for any water damage mitigation!