How to Fix Wet Crawl Space Insulation

What can you do to fix the wet and sagging crawl space insulation problems you’re dealing with? You shouldn’t dive headfirst into the crawl space insulation to try and fix it yourself. The only way to fix wet crawl space insulation for good is to hand it over to the professionals.

There are a few methods you may need to look into when you’re trying to fix the wet crawl space insulation. Here are a few of the options a JES expert may recommend.

Crawl Space Encapsulation 

If you have a dirt crawl space or crawl space vents, you’re probably going to want to invest in crawl space encapsulation. This blocks off all areas of entrance when it comes to crawl space moisture, typically by installing a vapor barrier and closing any crawl space vents.

This isn’t a weekend project, partially because if you don’t do it properly, you can continue to let in water over time. It’s important that you perform crawl space encapsulation properly if you want to avoid moisture in your crawl space in the future.

You can trust a professional to encapsulate the space properly, which is something you need to be completely certain of if you’re going to pursue encapsulation. Get in touch with a JES expert to learn more about your crawl space encapsulation options.

Fully Replacing the Insulation 

Wet crawl space insulation sucks up moisture. That means you can’t just hope the insulation will dry out over time. You actually have to replace the wet crawl space insulation so it doesn’t keep letting moisture into the crawl space.

Crawl space insulation can be very dangerous to install, especially if you don’t have the right tools for it. Instead of trying to remove and replace the crawl space insulation on your own, it’s a good idea to hand this over to the experts.

When you allow a JES expert to replace the insulation in your crawl space, you know the insulation will be completely replaced. You won’t have to deal with lingering moisture from wet insulation and you won’t have to worry about the dangers of the replacing process.

Fixing Any Tertiary Problems

One of the most important things you need to do with wet crawl space insulation is make sure the problem actually ends up being fixed. You can’t just replace the crawl space insulation and expect all your problems to go away if you still have standing water or a plumbing leak.

There’s a reason for your wet crawl space insulation. Even if you don’t know it yet, you need to figure out why you’re getting wet crawl space insulation and fix that problem.

This is one of the most important reasons to book a free inspection with JES. After your inspection, you’ll know what’s causing the wet crawl space insulation. You can fix the water leak and maintain a healthy crawl space again.

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