What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

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Crawl spaces often remain the most overlooked part of many homes. However, they shouldn’t be. Many crawl spaces are overexposed to their surroundings. This exposure means they can easily become wet, musty, and even moldy. These are problems that no homeowner wants to encounter. But there’s a solution: crawl space encapsulation. By adding a controlled environment to your crawl space, many of these problems can be averted.

The Process of Encapsulation

When you encapsulate your crawl space, you’re taking control. The aim is to manage factors like humidity, temperature, and most importantly, water exposure. By encapsulating, a material is added to prevent water from entering the space. This material not only aids in controlling humidity and temperature but also ensures that water exposure is minimized.

An integral part of this encapsulated system is the sump pump, which plays a crucial role in managing any water that might accumulate. The end result is a tidy, controlled environment free from many of the issues untreated crawl spaces face.

Materials Used in Encapsulation

While it might sound complicated, the material used for encapsulation is, in essence, a form of poly plastic. This material is carefully adhered to the walls and the ground of the crawl space.

If your home’s foundation is supported by piers or blocks, these too are encapsulated. This process transforms the space into a bright, clean environment, further backed by sophisticated water and humidity control mechanisms. In essence, it’s not just about appearance; it’s about creating a safer and healthier space beneath your home.

Monitoring the Encapsulated Crawl Space

Once your crawl space has been encapsulated, it’s essential to keep an eye on it. With technology’s advancements, KC Pier offers the ‘ship shape’ system – a smart home solution designed for this very purpose. This system monitors the water levels, humidity, and temperature of your encapsulated crawl space and sends updates directly to your phone. Additional features like water alarms can also be integrated, offering homeowners even greater peace of mind.

Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Choosing to encapsulate your crawl space is undoubtedly an investment. However, for many homeowners, the returns are worth it. By encapsulating, you’re safeguarding your home against mold, excessive humidity, and fluctuating temperatures. This proactive step offers health benefits, ensuring that the air in your home is cleaner and healthier.

Moreover, an encapsulated crawl space can enhance your property’s value. Prospective buyers are sure to appreciate a well-maintained, clean, and controlled environment when inspecting the crawl space.

KC Pier’s Expertise and Warranty

KC Pier stands as a testament to the benefits of crawl space encapsulation. With an in-depth understanding of various home environments and an efficient installation process, KC Pier has emerged as a trusted name in the realm of encapsulation. Depending on the season, installations can sometimes be a weekly affair. What sets them apart is their commitment to quality. Each encapsulation comes with a lifetime warranty, reassuring homeowners that their investment is protected for years to come.


Crawl space encapsulation is more than just a home improvement. It’s about ensuring the health and well-being of your living space. While the initial investment might seem substantial, the long-term benefits in terms of health, peace of mind, and property value make it a worthwhile decision.

If you’re considering encapsulating your crawl space or have further queries on the process, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to guide and assist you every step of the way.

Eric Scheele

Eric Scheele

Owner & CEO

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