Crawlspace Encapsulation Birmingham
Birmingham Foundation Repair Service
Correct Moisture Problems Even though crawl spaces are closed off from the rest of the home the moisture problems they present aren’t. Crawl spaces, especially ones with dirt floors, are highly susceptible to water and dampness during times of rain and high humidity.
Humidity Creates Problems
Crawl spaces are already dark and warm, but the addition of moisture creates the ideal environment for mold, dust mites and insects, including termites. Further exacerbating this issue is the open vents homes tend to have to crawlspaces. Instead of drying out the crawl space the transfer of air allows mold an opportunity to enter directly from the outside as well as raising the relative humidity to well above the acceptable range to prevent mold growth.
Benefits of Encapsulation
- Reduced Energy Costs
- Prevents mold, dust mites and insects
- No more musty smells
- Increased Storage space
- Prevents swelling of wood and cracking of drywall on upper levels
Mold & Dust Mites
Just think as long as those vents are open if it’s 75% relative humidity outside it will be 75% relative humidity in your crawlspace. Mold and dust mites thrive anywhere that’s above 50% relative humidity. Crawlspace encapsulation uses high strength reinforced plastic membrane adhered with specialized sealers to turn a damp, unusable area of you home into a clean, dry environment that will lower your energy costs and even function as a storage area.
WhiteCap® is a crawl space vapor barrier encapsulation system that is proven to protect your home from the unfavorable environment. Protect your family from the adverse effects; moisture, mold, gas, etc.
Easy, Durable Access to Crawl Space
The WhiteCap® crawl space encapsulation system is a heavy duty 20 mil 7-layer liner material; just like a pool liner. It gets installed across the floor and up the walls and sealed around all piers and pipes, etc. It stops all the water vapor from the walls or soil and is very durable — so you can’t poke holes in it, rip it, or pull it down off the walls when you crawl in there.
And yes, you’ll have no problem crawling into your crawl space once the WhiteCap® liner is installed, it’s that clean, bright white, and nice! Also, WhiteCap vapor barrier is made in the USA!
The WhiteCap® crawl space encapsulation system
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In many cases, we may even be able to close the cracks, straighten doors and windows, and return your foundation to its original position.
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