Encapsulation Seals the Deal

April 27th, 2018

A crawlspace is a type of basement in which one cannot stand up. Crawl spaces offer a convenient access to pipes, substructures and a variety of other areas that may be difficult or expensive to access otherwise. A crawl space can be used as storage, often for infrequently used items. Crawlspaces in Barrie, Collingwood, and Midland help residents to store seasonal items like holiday decorations, patio furniture, grounds keeping tools like lawnmowers, hoses, shovels, and the like.

It is a good idea to finish a crawl space with a plastic vapour barrier that will prevent mould growth or humidity from the earth into the crawl space. This helps insulate the crawl space and deters insects and vermin from entering the space and creating damage.  Vapour barriers can end at the wall or be run up the wall to provide even more protection against moisture seepage.

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Encapsulating crawl spaces is a good solution to avoid moisture issues.  A heavy-duty polyethylene barrier is added to completely cover your crawl space, usually the floors, foundation walls, and sometimes even the ceiling. This water vapour barrier is most effective when it completely covers your crawl space, and sealing tape is used to connect the barrier pieces throughout your area.

In places like Newmarket and Orangeville, crawlspace encapsulation is important to ensure that moisture does not seep into the crawlspaces of your home and create damage to your stored items. Crawlspace encapsulation in Newmarket and Orangeville can easily and effectively make a difference to your home.

 


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