Seal It Shut: 5 Undeniable Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

A crawl space may not be the first area that comes to mind when it comes to taking care of your home. But that could be a costly and unhealthy mistake.

A dirty, wet crawl space will have a negative impact on your living conditions and to your home’s structure. Poor air quality, mold, and wood rot are some of the damaging factors it can cause.

But having an encapsulated crawl space will get rid of all those worries for you, and so much more. Let’s look at 5 benefits a crawl space encapsulation will give you.

1. Improved Air Quality

Many people don’t realize that the air quality in their home is largely affected by the air in their crawl space. And when that crawl space is full of moisture, it allows mold, pollen, and pathogens to grow, making their way into the air that your family breathes.

But an encapsulated crawl space eliminates that humidity and moisture. It takes with it all the harmful particles and leaves cleaner, healthier air in its place.

2. Reduced Structural Issues

Moisture and humidity don’t only cause poor air quality. It can have a damaging and costly effect on your home’s structure as well.

When moisture collects under your home, it begins to rot away the wood and create damaging mold growth on building materials. Not only that, it can compromise the integrity of the soil and warp your home’s foundation.

Crawl space encapsulation can save you thousands of dollars in preventable structure repair.

3. Lower Energy Costs

When hot outside air gets into your crawl space, it can make it a challenge to keep your home cool. Same goes when cold air collects under your house when you’re trying to stay warm.

But crawl space encapsulation seals out that unwanted outside air from getting under your home. It helps your HVAC system work more effectively and can extend its lifespan. Plus, it saves you money on your monthly utility bills.

4. It’s an Attractive Selling Feature

When it’s time to put your home up for sale, you’ll want every advantage possible to make it stand out above the competition. And a crawl space encapsulation will do just that.

Buyers will love the benefits it offers. They’ll see it as one less thing to worry about when moving into a new home. And if they’re on the fence about a decision, it could very well be the item that tips them in your favor.

5. Increased Storage Space

If your crawl space is easily accessible, imagine the storage possibilities with an encapsulated space. It can free up much needed real estate inside your house.

With a properly sealed crawl space, elements that would normally be damaging to stored items are no longer an issue. It keeps out humidity, drafts, and pest infestations. Thus it gives you the climate-controlled storage you’ve been needing.

Improve Your Living Conditions with an Encapsulated Crawl Space

Your home is your sanctuary. With an encapsulated crawl space, you’ll not only be taking care of your home’s structure but also the quality of life inside for you and your family.

Think a crawl space encapsulation sounds like something your home needs? Contact us today with your questions and to schedule a free inspection!

Just had Fresh Air Tech address and resolve a chronic moisture problem in our crawlspace. I'm very pleased with the entire process. Company owner Jay is the opposite of the pushy salesmen we spoke with at other outfits. And my final invoice was less than we agreed to, because the Fresh Air crew found a way to solve one of my issues with less labor and therefore a reduced price. Happy to recommend these guys.
Frank Alexander
Frank Alexander
16:48 23 Oct 23
Knowledge based company with excellent customer service, efficient response and work quality. Loved each tech I worked with, they put human in the definition of being human. Can't stand scripted robotic responses and you won't find it here.
Makhi Mitchell
Makhi Mitchell
00:55 18 Nov 19
Amazing work. Bought a house built in the 60s that had never had ducts cleaned. Before and after pictures blew me away. Crew was so professional. Recommend Highly!
Renee Shumaker
Renee Shumaker
02:32 15 Jul 18
Este lugar me da buenos opciones..
Florencio Solano
Florencio Solano
22:26 17 Aug 17
I recently discovered a mild mold problem in my crawlspace and begin my search for a company to remediate. Fresh Air Tech. seemed to have the best treatment plan for my situation and was the most competitive when it came down to the price. I had the mold removed/sprayed with prevention chemicals, crawlspace cleaned with a new vapor barrier and a dehumidifier installed. I didn't know what to expect never having to deal with this before but I can ensure you these guys do not cut corners and did an excellent job. The cleaning crew (3 guys) arrived about 8AM and were under the house until about 4:45PM cleaning and sanding taking a quick 30 minute lunch break around noon. They returned the next day to install the vapor barrier and to finish cleaning up. The dehumidifier also comes with a monitor that displays the temp and moisture level down in the crawlspace which i thought was pretty cool. Excellent job, thanks again team.
Gary Young
Gary Young
03:16 14 Aug 17
Great company - thanks Neil & team for a job well done!
Carl Zimmerman
Carl Zimmerman
15:31 26 Jun 15
Mike, your page is looking Great!
Geary Morris
Geary Morris
15:10 31 Oct 13

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