Far and away the most commonly cited benefit of crawl space encapsulation is that it can help reduce crawl space moisture. Crawl space moisture is a scourge that can significantly impact your home’s overall health. It can cause all manner of pests to come into your home, cause various things to grow in the crawl space, and make your home feel less comfortable and muggier.
There are two main sources of crawl space moisture, which crawl space encapsulation can help you avoid. The first is crawl space vents. Most homes have crawl space vents because at one point, people mistakenly believed crawl space vents could actually help avoid crawl space moisture. The second is dirt crawl spaces. Although dirt crawl spaces are the most common types of crawl spaces, they’re also the most likely to cause excess crawl space moisture.