Although vented crawl spaces were designed to remove moisture and prevent mold, they come with a range of drawbacks that take away from their efficiency. However, crawl space encapsulation can keep moisture out of your crawl space in the first place. Moisture in areas like your crawl space can be hazardous because it often contributes to mold growth. Mold will then spread around your house via spores and your HVAC systems, setting the stage for a nightmare for residents who suffer from asthma or allergies. Crawl space encapsulation keeps moisture out of the crawl space, preventing mold from growing. As well as assist with reducing Radon levels.
Boosts Structural Integrity
In addition to preventing mold growth and keeping the home healthy, the ability of crawl space encapsulation to control moisture is beneficial in many other ways; this method can actually even improve the structural integrity of your home. A wet crawl space will often lead to wet soil foundation, which can spell trouble for your house. Crawl space encapsulation keeps the area dry, the soil in tact, and the structural integrity of your home safe.
When you heat or cool your home, you are often heating and cooling your entire house. An encapsulated crawl space will keep outside air from entering and throwing a wrench in your HVAC gears. This will ultimately make it easier to heat or cool your home, which can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling appliances as well as reduce your energy bills.