5 Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

5 Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

November 11, 2022

High Plains Engineering and Construction LLC. has been in the business of civil and structural engineering since 2006 in the Fort Lupton area and surrounding communities. We show our customers every day the benefits of crawl space encapsulation, and we can provide a few answers about why it is so important now. 

What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation? 

This is the process of lining the crawl space with a vapor barrier that is typically covered by a layer of polyethylene. The polyethylene is placed on the floor of the crawl space to "seal" it. 

Benefits of Encapsulation

There are a number of benefits of encapsulation that you ought to know about, including: 

Save on Heating and Cooling Bills

The layer of insulation provided can help keep the hot or cool air in your home. Thus, your air conditioner won’t have to work quite as hard as it might have had to in the past to provide you with the same heating and cooling energy that it did before. Thus, you should see near-immediate savings on your energy bills. 

Keeps out Insects

One of the best things that you can do for yourself is work on keeping out insects. If you have a well-sealed home, then insects won’t be able to get in nearly as easily as they otherwise could have. Thus, encapsulation is a great option for those who want to make sure they aren’t constantly dealing with bug problems in their homes. 

Increases the Value of Your Home

More and more people are beginning to understand the real value of encapsulation in homes, which has led many buyers to start setting aside additional funds for homes with this feature. They fully recognize that getting a home with great encapsulation means they can potentially end up with a piece of property with lower energy bills and keeps them protected from things like bugs. With that in mind, it makes sense to try to encapsulate your home as much as possible. 

Make Your Home More Comfortable

You can make your home more comfortable by encapsulating your home fully. If you do so, you won’t necessarily run into some of the issues with air quality you have had in the past. Instead, you can enjoy a more comfortable life and a more comfortable home in general. 

It Backs Up the Structural Integrity of Your Home

Your home’s structural integrity can be backed up by the encapsulation of your home. Your home is built on a certain foundation, and that foundation needs to be backed up as much as possible. A great way to make it happen is to work on getting the encapsulation work done on your home so that you know for certain that the structural integrity of your home is secure. 

These are just a few excellent reasons you need to look at getting encapsulation work done on your home. You won’t regret it, and you just might get extra value out of your home as a result. 

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