Crawl Space Encapsulation

What is crawl space encapsulation and why do I need it?

Before we get into crawl space encapsulation lets talk about the space itself. A crawl space is not an area that homeowners visit often. If left unfinished, it can cause moisture-related problems and cause damage to the structure of the home and increase utility costs. Crawl spaces have important functions. It elevates the home off of the ground and can also house the plumbing and ductwork of a home. Crawl Space Repair and Recovery in Iowa

Crawl space moisture can cause you and your Iowa home damage. Not only will it damage the structure of your home, but it can also cause health issues to your and your family. Some of the damage that it can cause to your home are:

  • Musty odors in living area
  • Rot in wooden framing
  • Mold and mildew
  • Musty odors in the living areas
  • Condensation on air conditioning ductwork or equipment
  • Condensation on insulation, water pipes
  • Buckled flooring
  • High humidity in the living area
  • Insect infestations

The health issues that mold and mildew can cause to you and your family are:

  • Eye irritation
  • Lung irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Throat irritation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks

Don’t let a wet crawl space cause you, your Iowa home, or your family to be unsafe. The professionals atVapor Barriers for your crawl space encapsulation in Iowa home WCI Basement Repair can help keep the ground moisture from entering your Iowa home by installing a vapor barrier for your crawl space encapsulation in Iowa. The vapor barrier that WCI Basement Repair installs is manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP, the leader in basement waterproofing and foundation repair products in the industry.

This ECP vapor barrier is 10-mil or 16-mil thick and is designed to prevent moisture and water vapor from entering the crawl space. It is manufactured using a triple-ply woven high-density virgin polyethylene membrane that is puncture resistant. It is the highest strength to weight and highest tensile strength and tear-resistant product on the market today. This vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation in your Iowa home will last for years to come.

Your local hardware store sells inexpensive thin plastic sheeting that is 6-mil thick. This type of vapor retarder does not puncture or tear resistant. Once there is even a small hole in the material, it becomes useless. By letting the professionals install an ECP vapor barrier for crawl space encapsulation, you can be assured that it will stop water and water vapor from entering and will last many years.

The elimination of moisture by crawl space encapsulation is crucial to a healthy home. Let the professionals at WCI Basement Repair inspect your crawlspace and answer any questions you may have regarding your crawl space encapsulation in your Iowa home. We are a locally owned company based in Carroll, Iowa with over a decade of experience. We stand behind our work with a 25-year transferable warranty. Contact us today for your crawl space encapsulation needs in Iowa.