Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of sealing your crawl space off from the outside elements. Over the years, experts have found the best way to actually accomplish this is to completely seal it off from the outside.
J.D. Johnson Waterproofing achieves this through the use of a highly durable product known as a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is a thick, fiber reinforced flexible membrane that is installed on the walls and dirt floor. Thereby sealing out moisture and ground vapors.
The benefits of a sealed crawl space are:
Improve indoor air quality
Increase energy efficiency of the home
Help prevent pipes from freezing in the winter
Add storage space to the home
Keep floors warmer in the winter
Increase the life of the foundation
Installing A Vapor Barrier
The installation process is simple. First, we clean out the crawl space of any obstructions and items that may be there already. Next, we will install the vapor barrier to the walls of the foundation around the perimeter of the crawl space. Then, we install the vapor barrier on the floor of the crawl space and seal any gaps where it meets the walls.
Once the crawl space is sealed from the outside environment, the air should be conditioned to reduce the moisture content and prevent the growth of mold and other contaminants that can harm your home and your family. This is done through the use of a dehumidifier and the changes will be noticeable immediately.
Crawl Space Sump Pump
We install sump pumps at the lowest area of your crawl space. The sump pump's role is to push water away from the house to prevent flooding. Many times, the sump pump removes the water by pumping it into a dry well or storm drain.
If you've got any questions about this process or want to set up a free quote for encapsulation of your crawl space, please contact us today.