Crawl Space Encapsulation Services in Pierre

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Services in Pierre

Keep Your Crawl Space Dry

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A good number of problems can impact crawl spaces. But if you were to tally up the causes for all of those problems, one conclusion would become clear: the leading cause for crawl space problems is moisture.

Whether your crawl space floods, gets damp or simply is overly humid, water in its different forms can wreak havoc on that space beneath your home.

That is why it is important to be proactive and attack this problem at its source by keeping moisture out of your crawl space.

And the best way to do that is through crawl space encapsulation.

What Problems Can Crawl Space Encapsulation Prevent?

Wood Rot

Water and moisture damage can significantly weaken the wooden structural components within a crawl space.

If the floor joists or the beams supporting them begin to rot, it could lead to sloping or spongy floors or even more significant structural issues.

Mold & Mildew

Having mold or mildew in your crawl space would be a significant enough issue if it were to stay within the crawl space.

The mold spores, however, can eventually work their way inside your home. Inhaling mold spores has been known to cause respiratory issues and can especially exacerbate existing respiratory conditions.

Musty Odors

This issue doesn’t pose a structural risk like wood rot or a health hazard like mold growth. For most people, however, the musty smell emanating from a wet crawl space isn’t pleasant. And it certainly isn’t something they want to smell in their home.

Pest Infestations

Many common pests are attracted to damp, dark areas, including cockroaches and silverfish. Others, like ants and termites, are attracted to wet or rotting wood. By keeping the crawl space dry (as well as adding a physical obstruction in the vapor barrier), crawl space encapsulation can keep the pests away from your crawl space

What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Crawl space encapsulation is, quite simply, the process of sealing off a crawl space so water can water vapor cannot enter through the walls or floor.

First, we seal the crawl space vents and doors to prevent moisture from entering in these areas.

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Next we install a vapor barrier. This tear-resistant plastic sheeting can prevent water or water vapor from entering the crawl space.

The vapor barrier is installed on the crawl space floor and all of the walls, keeping water from seeping into the crawl space from the surrounding soil.

If further waterproofing measures are needed, we can install a dehumidifier in the crawl space to prevent to further reduce the amount of moisture in the crawl space air.

Searching for a Crawl Space Encapsulation Contractor Near You? Contact Rapid Foundation Repair

Contact Rapid Foundation Repair today if you need an estimate for crawl space repairs in Pierre, South Dakota. We are a locally trusted waterproofing company with years of experience. Encapsulation not only promotes a safe, dry crawl space, but it also offers many benefits such as deterring pests, improving structural integrity, reducing energy bills, improving indoor air quality, and controlling moisture and humidity.

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