Crawlspace Encapsulation

February 5th, 2019

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. The purpose of encapsulation in places like Barrie is to reduce the moisture in your crawl space, thus reducing your risk of mould. It also makes for cleaner air in your crawl space.

Crawl space encapsulation in areas like Barrie and Newmarket, help residents to store seasonal items like holiday decorations, patio furniture, grounds keeping tools like lawnmowers, hoses, shovels, and the like. Encapsulation ensures that the storage area is dry and that your stored items remain protected from season to season.

Crawl space encapsulation is where a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier is added to completely cover your crawl space. It usually covers the floors, foundation walls, and sometimes even 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. It is a good idea to finish a crawl space with a plastic vapour barrier that will prevent mould growth or humidity. 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.

 

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


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