Crawl Space Encapsulation
Research and studies show that taking care of your crawl space is important for a variety of reasons.
A crawl space full of odors, mold and moisture can hurt the structural integrity of a home, potentially leading to sagging joists and foundation problems. These are issues that may be costly to repair.
In addition, a crawl space impacts the air quality and energy efficiency of a home. Some homeowners have found that encapsulation can save up to 15-20% on energy costs.
Crawl space encapsulation protects one of your largest investments, your property, with the ideal treatment for any crawl space. It keeps the area clean, dry and ready for additional storage use.
LRE Foundation Repair in Tampa is proud to be a leading installer of crawl space encapsulation in Florida.
We’d be happy to send one of our crawl space repair experts to inspect your property.
What is crawl space encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is a smart move for homeowners with a crawl space. It involves the installation of a custom-installed system designed to control moisture, air flow, keep out pests and insects and ground contamination.
Encapsulation involves covering every square inch, regardless of the crawl space size, with materials designed to keep outside elements totally separate from what’s inside the home.
Crawl space encapsulation system components
An encapsulation system can include the following components:
- Moisture barriers
- Crawl space doors
CleanSpace™ Crawl Space Encapsulation System
Developed in 1999, the CleanSpace™ line of crawl space products was designed to fully protect a home. The products are tested, reliable and warrantied, and they’ve been proven to tremendously reduce heating and cooling costs. LRE Foundation Repair is a proud authorized dealer for CleanSpace™ in Florida.
Crawl space encapsulation process
The process for encapsulating your crawl space involves several steps, but it’s worth it in the long run. Simply sealing your crawl space is important, but the full encapsulation system will ensure you’re fully covered.
Preparing your crawl space
The first step in crawl space encapsulation is having our Tampa area repair experts do a thorough inspection on the crawl space. The pre-encapsulation inspection identifies problems that need fixed before encapsulation can begin. This includes looking for water drainage and damage, air quality, pest infestations, vents, health of stability structures and the appliances currently in your space. We will be open about what your crawl space needs in order to be completely, fully sealed. We can provide reliable references should you need additional professionals to get ready for encapsulation.
We measure every angle of the crawl space from the floors, walls, doors, vents and everything in between. We order and prepare all of the supplies like the moisture barrier, tape, air-tight door and other components your encapsulation project needs.
Water barrier and waterproofing
Crawl space encapsulation involves waterproofing. We’ll seal your crawl space from floor to ceiling with our state-of-the-art waterproofing system. The water barrier, a plastic liner, will cover every area of your crawl space from the ceiling, walls and floor. We carefully trim and install the barrier to tightly fit around the pipes, knobs, joists, vents and any appliances. If you’ve ever considered waterproofing your crawl space, during encapsulation is the ideal time.
Crawl space insulation
Insulating your crawl space is also ideally done during crawl space encapsulation. This will help you become more energy efficient and lower your monthly bills.
During encapsulation, we address any draining needs your crawl space may have. As Tampa area crawl space encapsulation and repair specialists, we can install the drainage systems you need to keep your crawl space dry.
Crawl space dehumidifying
It’s important to keep your crawl space dry during and after encapsulation. We offer a patented dehumidifier and ventilation fan for crawl spaces in Florida. Our professionals will make sure it’s installed properly. Our products are designed to last. A dehumidifier protects your investment and ensures only clean, dry air is filtering through your home.
Why consider crawl space encapsulation?
Natural elements such as hot or cold winds, condensation and moisture buildup are oftentimes out of our control. Florida weather can include wet and humid days, which isn’t helpful to a crawl space you’re trying to keep dry.
But crawl space encapsulation allows you to battle the elements and fortify your home with long-lasting products. The investment of encapsulation often pays off in the long run.
- Prevents mold - without mold in the crawl space, the air is clean, respiratory and allergy issues are kept at bay and mold remediation costs are eliminated
- Protects wood - by keeping moisture out of a crawl space, the risk of wood rot and sagging joists is gone
- Adds property value - should you sell your home, a house with a crawl space encapsulation is worth more
- Protects the environment - to do your part in producing clean air, your steps to clean your crawl space won’t just benefit your household, but your neighbor’s too
Why call LRE Foundation Repair to encapsulate your crawl space?
As Tampa, Florida’s leading crawl space encapsulation and repair experts, we are your resource for everything involving the foundation of your home. Since 1989, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners across Tampa and Orlando with crawl space encapsulation projects. We offer top-of-the-line products that come with a warranty.
Customer testimonials will attest we are detailed and meticulous about the work.
When you’re encapsulating a crawl space, attention to detail and quality of work is critical. You can trust LRE Foundation Repair to do an exceptional, professional job.