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Encapsulated Crawl Space – Knowing the Benefits

When it comes to your home a lot can go wrong. Home repair costs are costly and many times you are left to make a decision about what you can afford and what you can hold off till later. However, there are some problems you can NOT afford to neglect…and your crawl space is one of them.

However, there are some problems you can NOT afford to neglect…and your crawl space is one of them.

If you have been experiencing crawl space problems such as condensation on your windows, sagging floors and wet crawl space insulation then an encapsulated crawl space is the answer.

Choosing to remodel your bathroom with the newest interior trends does NOT hail in comparison to NEEDING to fix problems associated with your home’s crawl space. Therefore, crawl space encapsulation is a necessity.

“But…nobody will see my crawl space”, you say….”Why should I care?”, you ask…

Well….

You should care about your crawl space if you care about your heating and cooling costs, having to walk on cold floors, increased medical bills due to allergy and asthma problems and even how your house smells.

Yes, your crawl space is directly correlated to all of those variables. So, an encapsulated crawl space is a MUST.

Encapsulated Crawl Space: The Benefits

 

1. Better Air Quality

Crawl space encapsulation deters mold growth and other allergens. Over 50% of the air you breathe within your home comes from your crawl space. With that being said, crawl space encapsulation enhances the quality of air you breathe.

2. Added Selling Feature

When placing your home for sale, potential buyers are more likely to select the home with the encapsulated crawl space over a home without encapsulation.

3. Tax Incentive Qualification

The Federal Government offers tax incentives for home performance improvements such as crawl space encapsulation and some state and local governments do as well.

4. Lower Energy Bills

According to an Advanced Energy study, homeowners who encapsulate their crawl space can save 15%-20% on their heating and air costs.

5. Enhanced Comfort

Crawl space encapsulation seals off the cold ground allowing warmer air to rise above. Thus, providing warmth to your floors.

Encapsulated Crawl Space

The image on the left shows a vented, dirt crawl space and the image on the right shows an encapsulated crawl space.

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