Crawlspace Encapsulation

September 25th, 2018

Crawlspaces are quite common. Crawlspaces are a type of basement where you can’t stand up, but you can move around either bent over or crawling. Crawl spaces offer a convenient access to pipes, substructures and a variety of other areas that may be difficult or expensive to access otherwise. This is particularly convenient if you have water leaks, as the pipes are easily accessible. A crawl space can also be used as storage, often for infrequently used items.

Crawlspaces in areas like Orangeville, Richmondhill, Barrie, and Collingwood 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. Crawlspace encapsulation can make a significant difference to protecting the crawlspace of your home.

 

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 Orangeville, Richmondhill, Barrie, and Collingwood 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 can easily and effectively make a difference to your home.


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