Your crawl space has a big impact on your household. Many people take this for granted and don’t consider crawlspace waterproofing until there is a major problem. This is because the crawl space is under the home. Out of sight is out of mind.
However, the environment within the crawl space influences the environment within the home. The air from the crawl space rises into the space above. So, any contaminants that are airborne will rise with it. Pests will also find their way into the home through the crawl space.
The difference crawlspace waterproofing makes
If you have not invested in crawl space waterproofing, you can expect to experience a ton of problems within the home as a result. These include:
- Moisture on the floors
- Higher levels of humidity
- Presence of pests in the home
- Drafty interiors
- High energy bills
- The growth of mold and mildew in the home.
Encapsulating your crawl space will be one of the best investments you will ever make for your household. You don’t have to be an expert to notice the difference in indoor conditions after encapsulation. You may note that:
- It is easier to control the indoor climate
Humid air is harder to cool and warm. Your HVAC system will therefore work harder to achieve the optimum temperature. Crawl space encapsulation will help to reduce the levels of humidity within the home. This will help to make it easier to heat and cool the space. You can therefore expect a lower energy bill after encapsulating your crawl space.
- There are no pests in your home
If you have a crawl space, it is likely that pests are finding their way into your home through the crawl space. Encapsulation helps to keep pests out of your crawl space. You will begin to enjoy a pest free home.
- Fewer colds
Encapsulation helps to lower humidity levels as well as prevent drafts. Your home will also be more comfortable to live in.
- Decreased allergy symptoms
Encapsulation will help to reduce indoor humidity levels and therefore prevent infestations by dust mites and mold. This will reduce your exposure to allergens that cause allergic reactions and make asthma symptoms worse.
Crawlspace waterproofing will have a profound effect on your household. It is not only an investment in your home but also in your health. Talk to a professional contractor to find out what needs to be done to improve the quality of air in your home.