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Full-Service Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl space encapsulation is the installation of a heavy-duty polyethylene barrier that covers the crawl space's floors, foundation walls, and sometimes even its ceiling. An encapsulating barrier is similar to the lining in your swimming pool that keeps leaks at bay. The barrier works best when it completely covers the crawl space of your home. Using sealing tape will link the barrier's parts throughout the space, and once sealed, a dehumidifier helps regulate the moisture level in your crawl space.

Crawl space encapsulation raises the value of your property, improves indoor air quality, and helps you prevent severe issues such as structural damage or insect infestation. Kitchener Waterproofing is committed to addressing your crawl space problems in a timely and competent manner. And, thanks to our attention to detail, you'll have a great contractor experience throughout the crawl space encapsulation procedure.

You've come to the right place if you're having issues with your crawl space. At Kitchener Waterproofing, we provide crawl space insulation, encapsulation, sealing, and vapour barrier installation, and other services. Whatever your problem is, we have the products and experience you need to solve it.

When you need your crawl space waterproofed, don't wait. The longer you put it off, the more extensive and expensive they will become. Kitchener Waterproofing has the experience and products to waterproof your crawl space quickly, efficiently, and affordably. We'll work with you to find the best solution for your problem, and we'll provide a free quote for our services. 

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Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Waterproofing your crawl space is beneficial for many different reasons:

Improves Air Quality

Crawl space encapsulation encourages clean air circulation throughout your home, making it healthier for your friends and family to breathe. Moisture thrives in unprotected crawl areas. Humid air is no longer pumped around your home once moisture is removed.

Insect Infestations are Eliminated

Insects, especially termites, require moisture to survive. Crawl space encapsulation eliminates the possibility of attracting pests such as termites. By addressing your crawl space needs with expert encapsulation, you can avoid the threat of insect infestation, major damage, and the hassle pests bring.

Prevents Mold and Mildew

When moisture is removed from beneath your property, unwanted moisture issues are avoided. Furthermore, no musty, moist aromas will enter your home from your heating and cooling device.

Increases Energy Efficency

When your heating and cooling equipment isn't fighting away damp air caused by a moist crawl space, it uses less energy. This ultimately lowers your monthly electricity expenses. It is worth noting that crawl space encapsulation pays for itself in the long run owing to the greater energy efficiency it provides your home.

Prevents Structural Damage

Preventing moisture accumulation in your crawl area is critical for the long-term durability of your home's foundation. When you keep wetness out of your crawl space, you keep it from seeping into the ground that surrounds your home's foundation. Gutters help to direct water away from the foundation of your home, but a moist crawl space beneath your home can cause problems. Crawl space encapsulation prevents moisture retention and increases the stability of your foundation over time.

Imporves the Comfort of your Flooring

The temperature of your home's hardwood and tile floors will be more comfortable to walk on with crawl space encapsulation, especially during the winter months. During the warmer summer months, encapsulation stops your home from feeling moist and humid.

Improves Living Conditions

No one wants to become sick from spending time at home. Enclosing a home's crawl area gives it a healthier environment to live and breathe.

Is it worth sealing my crawl space?Sealing your crawl space has many benefits with the main one being it helps to avoid structural damage. Moisture in your crawl area will eventually cause major damage to a building's structure. The vapour in your crawl space can destroy the timber framing and flooring in a home. Moisture is kept at bay by encapsulating the crawl space. Furthermore, encapsulation helps in the prevention of harmful pests such as termites.

How long does crawl space last?Crawl space encapsulation typically lasts about 10-15 years. Recently moisture barrier manufacturers now provide materials that are designed to perform well for 20 years or more.

What are the cons of encapsulating a crawl space?- Upfront Investment. The average homeowner should expect to invest $5,500 to install this system, according to Home Advisor.
- Foundation Wall Insulation Cost. If you get an encapsulation estimate, your contractor may recommend installing foundation wall insulation to help you benefit more, but this can be costly.
- Additional Maintenance. Following the installation of your crawl space encapsulation system, you will require ongoing maintenance and inspections throughout the year.
- Might Need To Upgrade Your HVAC System.

What is the cost of crawl space encapsulation?In crawl spaces, high levels of moisture and humidity can harm structural elements and increase the danger of mold growth. The cost of crawl space encapsulation ranges from $1,500 to $15,000, with a national average of $5,500.

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