What is the purpose of crawl space encapsulation?
This is a procedure we use to address problems with excessive moisture beneath one’s home. In Kansas City, some residences have basements, whereas others have crawl spaces of various sizes. Encapsulation is an intervention we use when homeowners can’t address high humidity levels any other way.
What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
This is a process where we create a controlled environment in the crawl space. When we do this, our goal is to manage an area of the home that’s very damp, dark, musty, and vulnerable to problems like mold growth and wood rot.
Encapsulation allows us to seal this environment, usually with sheeting material, followed by the strategic placement of dehumidifiers throughout the crawl space. This involves stainless-steel equipment and other materials that make this otherwise dark area appear much more professional and under control. It adds more light, lowers humidity, clears out dust during the drier seasons, and promotes better overall ventilation.
KC Pier’s Encapsulation System & Monitoring Technology
While many contractors do repairs like this, our version of the encapsulation project depends on plenty of advanced technology to really improve the crawl space area.
We can coordinate this with sump pumps and any other equipment to attack and prevent mold. KC Pier also uses specialized equipment to monitor water, humidity level, and electricity usage. This means that you aren’t just guessing whether the encapsulation works because the sensors and alarms will tell you exactly what’s happening.
We monitor the equipment on our end and will contact you if there’s heavy humidity or any other issue. You’ll get an alert as well through email or text message. Again, all of this relates to creating a healthy and secure home environment with a system that self-regulates. The ultimate result is much better air quality throughout your indoor areas.
Do You Really NEED a Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Do you really need an encapsulation for your Kansas City home?
It’s ultimately a homeowner’s decision. However, if you have excessive water or humidity, and it’s giving you obvious trouble, then it makes sense to pursue this option. It’s most important if you have somebody who is more sensitive to mold or suffers from a compromised immune system.
How Much Does This Cost to Install?
In one of our previous articles, we mentioned some of the cost expectations for encapsulating your crawl space. The price range for this work can vary substantially, depending on square footage, the severity of the problem, and the exact equipment you select. You’ll have plenty of ways to approach this task with any budget.
We’ve seen encapsulation projects cost anywhere from $1,500 to $30,000, but it’s impossible to say without doing an inspection and calculating an estimate. Of course, there are many great benefits to pursuing this option.
- You’ll not only reduce mold, but this also chases away many of the insects and other pests nesting inside the crawl space.
- Just like improving the ventilation in your attic, crawl space repair can do wonders for HVAC efficiency. You’ll enjoy lower power bills and way better air quality.
- It also helps the condition of your hardwood floors to remove the moisture beneath your home.
- If you’re interested in selling your home, this is a terrific way to spruce it up, add home value, and fetch a better asking price.
Contact KC Pier for Encapsulation & Crawl Space Repair Service
KC Pier can’t wait to help you get your crawl space under control. We know it’s not the most high-priority section of your home, but it can be a lucrative way to improve the air you’re breathing.
We’re the Kansas City area’s top contract company for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and many other services. When you need someone to stabilize the base of your property, we’re the ones to call. You can find proof of that by checking our Google Business Profile, where we maintain an excellent 4.9/5.0 star ranking in our local market.
Contact KC Pier anytime to learn more about crawl space encapsulation or ask us about a free estimate for any foundation task.