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Crawl Space Encapsulation DIY

Should I Encapsulate My Crawl Space?

So you’re thinking about encapsulating your crawl space. That means one of a few things. You’re having moisture issues in your crawl space. You have standing water in your crawl space. You have a smelly, musky, wet crawl space. You’re noticing wet...
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Create a Conditioned Crawl Space

So it is widely thought that crawl space encapsulation is the the final step, when actually it is not. The problems with crawl spaces comes from the environment under the house. To go out and purchase a crawl space dehumidifier, installed it and hope it will keep the crawl space dry is an empty hope.

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What You Need to Know About Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation has been around for while now and people want to know if this process has any negative side effects. Crawl space encapsulation pros and cons if you will. Well like anything there can be a negative side to this very important home improvement....
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Crawl Space Encapsulation: The List of Benefits

Crawl space encapsulation is becoming a very popular home improvement. Ignoring the conditions in the crawl space are a thing of the past. This industry has grown dramatically in the last 5 years mostly do to the indoor air quality and energy improvements. The list of benefits, however, go far beyond just saving on the energy bills and cleaner air.

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Crawl Space Insulation- The Details

When it comes to crawl space insulation, there’s very little useful information written that will guide someone towards the results they seek. Agree? Well then, this article is for you. I will list nearly every way there is to install insulation in a crawl space...
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Crawl Space Encapsulation Products

So by now I’m sure you have heard of Cleanspace™, SilverBack™, Crawl Shield and the many other crawl space vapor barriers that pop up on the market weekly. So, what’s the difference? Well, as near as we can tell there are a few things that set the “Brands” apart from the copies. After all, these vapor barriers are mandatory for your crawl space encapsulation project. Here’s what we found.

Warranty– The most valuable liners are the ones that offer a product warranty on the crawl space vapor barrier itself. So, of course this probably does not cover poking a hole in the crawl space liner with the screwdriver in your back pocket, but at least for one it does include delamination.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Companies

Find some of the best and most experience contractors in the United States. It’s true, many companies are unskilled and should not be charging customers for crawl space encapsulation. There are some ways to avoid getting the wrong company….

Make sure they are licensed– Even if your state does not require a license to sell crawl space encapsulation jobs, find a company that has one anyway. This means they take their work seriously and will have other requirements such as insurance already in place.

 

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Crawl Space Dehumidifiers

Crawl space dehumidifiers come in a large range of both quality and sizes. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a homeowner say “What?! Is it made of gold?” No they are not made of gold, but they do prevent the organism that is referred to as gold, MOLD. So no homeowner has ever seriously said “mold is gold”, but the mold industry has.

The truth about crawl space mold and mildew is you have a much better chance of getting hit by a car than you do getting the deadly “black mold” that has everyone on the run. Many of the mold species are black, but that does not mean it is the deadly kind.

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