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Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspaces are important areas of your home because they provide stability and support for the home's structure. One of the main issues in crawlspaces is moisture.

Water enters the crawlspace through cracks, causing serious problems. That's why its important to contact a professional for crawlspace waterproofing from Affordable Foundation to prevent further foundation issues. Protecting your Birmingham or Huntsville crawlspace from moisture can improve the overall air quality of your home and increase the stability of your foundation for many years to come.

Common Damp Crawlspace Problems

crawlspace encapsulation alabamaSince moisture in your crawlspace causes foundation cracks, it is not uncommon for other issues to arise. Look for additional signs such as:

  • Foundation settlement and shifting
  • Pooling water in the yard
  • Water seepage
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Wood rot
  • Wet insulation
  • High heating and cooling bill
  • Insect infestation
  • Soft, buckling floors
  • Rusting duct work

If you notice any of these signs, contact Affordable Foundation immediately to avoid costly repairs and further damage. We provide soda blasting for mold and crawlspace encapsulation for moisture.

Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation & Vapor Barriers

Crawlspace encapsulation is a method that uses a plastic material called vapor barrier to prevent water from entering the crawlspace. The sheet is placed over the the entire area of the crawlspace to seal out moisture and the diffusion of vapor from the concrete surface. It also seals cracks in the foundation walls to prevent air and water leaks. Crawlspace encapsulation cost is much less than repairing the damage that can occur.

Crawlspace encapsulation and vapor barriers offer many advantages such as:

  • Lowers cooling costscrawlspace repair & vapor barriers
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Seals off warm air
  • Eliminates condensation buildup
  • Increases the home's value
  • Protects pipes from bursting
  • Energy efficient
  • Keeps floors at a comfortable temperature

Permanently sealing your crawlspace can reduce your energy bills up to 20%. Call us today if you need crawlspace encapsulation for home in Tennessee and Alabama. We can help identify the problems for you.

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