Protect Your Home Interior And Crawl Space With Encapsulation

by Claude Walters

When you have a crawl space in your home that is accessible to nature, you can end up with small animals or insects in a place you don't want them. Carpenter ants and termites can get into your crawl space and begin feasting on the wood of your home. You aren't going to know of an infestation until it has damaged your property. If your crawl space isn't encapsulated, you are at risk for moisture and mold growth. This can cause poor air quality in your home if mold spores get into your crawl space and begin to grow. To avoid potential problems with an accessible crawl space, it's time to consider the benefits of encapsulation.

Protect Your Indoor Air Quality

Mold grows almost anywhere there is a damp, warm environment. Your crawl space is often a breeding ground for mold, which can lead to mold getting up and into your home. For those with asthma or other respiratory issues, mold can cause serious health problems. To avoid an influx of mold growth in your property, it's important to protect your crawl space from moisture. If you notice mold anywhere, you will need to have the mold inspected and taken care of by a professional.

Stay Safe From Wood-Eating Insects

Termites and carpenter ants can cause significant damage to your property, often before you even know it. A common place for boring insects to hang out is in your crawl space. When a nest develops, the insects are going to feast on the wood in your home, and you aren't going to be aware of the issue until the damage has been done. With an encapsulated crawl space, insects aren't able to get in.

Keep Animals In Nature

Your crawl space is the perfect habitat for raccoons, skunks, and other small animals to make a home. To avoid an animal infestation in your crawl space, you need to make sure animals don't have access to it. A skunk family moving into your crawl space is going to cause problems throughout your house, simply with the smell. Keep animals out of your home and back into nature with an encapsulated crawl space.

When you want to protect your home from mold, insects, and small animals, it's time to learn more about crawl space encapsulation. To stop boring insects from breaking down the wood in your home and moisture buildup causing mold, think about how to better manage your crawl space.