Why You Should Choose to Encapsulate Your Crawl Space

Posted on: 24 May 2019

A crawl space is when the foundation of your home is built up a little bit so your home sits on a foundation with a few feet of room between the ground below and the sub-floor of your home. This area in between is called a crawl space. You may have a small entryway inside an interior closet, bathroom, mudroom or you may have an exterior entrance. The entrance is usually quite small, but large enough to fit a person inside. This area is usually dark and dank, which means it's the perfect place for pests. 

Just because you don't want to be in the crawl space doesn't mean small critters and insects don't want to be in there. These pests can eventually cause you some big problems with the structure of your home. Encapsulating your foundation is something that you should do to help protect you from pests. Read on for further information and other reasons why.

Protect Your Structure

Pests such as termites can tunnel in through your crawl space and eventually eat away your sub-floor and other wooden areas of your home. Termites can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. If you aren't careful and don't notice these pests right away, you could end up with floors or walls that aren't safe. Making the repairs for these types of issues can be very costly. Other pests can do damage to your home's foundation. Most insects can get into the tiniest of cracks, but if those cracks get larger, larger pests are going to try to make their way into your home. Foundation damages can also be costly. Crawl space encapsulation can prevent these types of problems.

Prevent Mold

Mold and rot can occur if you have water in your crawl space. If this occurs it can attract pests such as cockroaches, ants, spiders, silverfish and termites to your home. These are not pests you want living directly beneath you. Having your crawl space encapsulated and to have a drainage system added can protect you against mold and mildew, and can protect you from these pests.

Encapsulating your crawl space can sometimes be costly, especially if damage has already taken place. It can, however, protect you against further damage to your home and protect you against pests invading your home and causing other types of damage to your home. Have your crawl space inspected today to protect you and your home.