Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawlspace encapsulation is the process of sealing and controlling the environment in the non-living areas in your home. It entails locating all the existing or possible compromises underneath your home and sealing and insulating the space. At Priority Pest Services, we offer many moisture control solutions but the strongest protection against moisture is a Crawl Space Encapsulation.
If you notice signs of allergy irritation, asthma, or symptoms of poor air quality, or have trouble keeping your home cooled or heated, you may need a crawl space encapsulation or other moisture control solution. A crawl space encapsulation is a great way to combat the temperature fluctuations and inferior air quality of a poorly insulated crawl space. Your crawl space is the vulnerable underbelly of your home, and it is one of the most important and most overlooked areas. If anything is going to allow trouble in your home to grow undetected, chances are it will be there.
Unfortunately, most homeowners do not even set foot in their crawl space. Because it’s “out of sight, out of mind,” problems can be brewing silently under your home and you won’t even know it! It’s easy to forget about taking care to protect a part of your property that you don’t use, spend time in or enjoy. If you haven’t inspected this crucial area of your home lately, then it is definitely time to call Priority Pest. If moisture is building up in your crawl space, we can fix it for you the right way. Call Priority Pest Services at (757) 204-4523 to schedule a free home moisture inspection!
Why Crawl Space Encapsulation May Be Your Best Pest Control Strategy
The fact is that moisture attracts insects and pest infestation. When you insulate your home against moisture, effectively you are insulating it against pests, too! Moisture is common in the crawlspace because it is most often below or at ground level, and naturally vaporizes when climates change. Without a proper barrier between the foundation of your home and the living spaces above, moisture can cause rot and failure of structural elements, and encourages wood destroying fungi.
The quality of the air in your crawl space is a major factor in the quality of the air above your crawl space. During your free crawl space inspection, we will check for the presence of excessive moisture, termites, broken duct work or piping, dryer vent termination, and many other factors that can cause your crawl space to be “unhealthy.” If your family suffers from allergies, the air quality is of even more importance. There may be toxins in the air; it is possible to prevent many of these situations from occurring with the proper insulation, ventilation and encapsulation efforts.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawlspace encapsulation is the process of sealing and controlling the environment in the non-living areas in your home. At Priority Pest Services, when we encapsulate a crawl space, we locate all existing or possible compromises underneath your home and seal, insulate, or treated them, as necessary. We do this to be thorough and we believe it is better to do a job well than to do it over. Our Encapsulation services are the strongest protections to deter moisture in your crawlspace.
Our Crawl Space Encapsulation Services
Crawl Space Encapsulation is part pest control expertise and part construction work. At Priority Pest Services, we are Class A contractors and can take your project from A to Z with no hassles or interruptions, so it makes sense to reap the benefits of our dual expertise. Your best defense against both moisture damage and pests is to use a contractor like Priority Pest Services who understands both pest control and home maintenance and repair. Contact us today to schedule a free home moisture, termite and pest inspection!
During your home moisture, termite and pest inspection, we check for the following hazards:
- Evidence of high levels of moisture or moisture damage
- Signs of wood destroying fungi
- Improper ventilation or areas where air flow is blocked
- Integrity of the floor above
- Signs of insect, rodent or other pest damage
- Foreign objects (things that don’t belong in a crawl space!)
We clean up the crawlspace, treat any animal urine, eradicate any insects that may pose a problem and seal the entire area. Depending on your home’s needs, we can also install a dehumidifier, sized according to the square footage of the crawlspace. Top of the line 10-36 mil liner is used to wrap load bearing beams (pier support structures) under the home and all seams are taped. Additional weather resistant and insect proof insulation is installed around the perimeter and door.
Our sealed crawlspace system is unique because we leave a small gap around the entire top edge of the crawlspace – on purpose. This is effectively a visual window to keep track of whether termites are tunneling up your wall behind the moisture barrier. Not all pest control companies think about these nuances and obscure problem-solving solutions; at Priority Pest, we do!
Crawl Space Encapsulation: One Repair You Can’t Afford NOT To Make!
Crawl space encapsulation not only will save you an average of 10-25% on your climate control bills, but it can eliminate the risk of breathing air that may be harmful to your health. Encapsulating your crawl space can also eliminate the risk of damage to the structural integrity of your home. Perhaps the most dramatic reason to look into a crawl space encapsulation is to avoid having bugs in your house!
When it comes to your home and a job as extensive as an encapsulation, we know you need the job done professionally, efficiently and with the highest levels of safety. Secure your crawl space from moisture now and avoid costly damage to your home. Call Priority Pest (757) 204-4523 for a free home moisture, termite and pest inspection!