Crawl Space Encapsulation is used to describe a crawl space that is protected from dampness and moisture by using a vapor barrier on the floor and walls.
The purpose of the encapsulated plastic is to create a controlled environment in your crawlspace. The result will be a dry crawl space.
Other benefits are improving the structural stability of your home. Keeping the crawl space dry can keep the soil supporting your home dry. Encapsulating your crawl space should create significant energy savings while provide more uniform temperatures in your home. Encapsulating your crawl space can also help mold and unwanted pests from venturing in under your home.
Encapsulated crawl space needs to have vapor barrier continued up the foundation wall and sealed to the floor vapor barrier. Not all vapor barriers are created equal. Plastic sheeting that you can purchase from a hardware store can last between 3-5 years. A professional encapsulated crawls space can last up to 25 years. Our team at Adams Heating and Air will ensure that supports, as well as exposed plumbing are covered and encapsulated.