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Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation in Clive, IA

Traditional crawl spaces are a leading source of mold in homes. This mold leads to poor indoor air quality, and it can be linked to asthma, allergies, and other health issues. Without encapsulating your crawl space, you risk moisture, odors, mold spores, and pests entering your home. Take control of your indoor air quality with crawl space encapsulation in Clive, IA.

Why Encapsulation is Better

A traditional, or conditioned, crawl space uses vapor barriers to protect the inside of the space. Black plastic is used to seal the entire crawl space floor, walls, and joists. The vents aren’t covered up, so it isn’t necessary to put a humidifier in the space. An encapsulated crawl space, on the other hand, is completely sealed off with white plastic, including the vents. Because everything is sealed off using this method, a dehumidifier and sub-pump must be utilized, but the crawl space will now stay clean and dry. The advantages of encapsulation include:

Better Indoor Air

Traditional crawl spaces are generally damp areas that promote mold growth. This can drastically affect the indoor air quality of the home. Encapsulation eliminates the path for mold, bacteria, and pests that can impact the quality of your air.

Protection of Property

A professionally encapsulated crawl space helps preserve the structure of your home. By controlling ground moisture and removing excessive humidity from the air, we are able to prevent mold, rot, and other potential structural damage, improve air quality in the crawl space, and improve air quality in the home above.

Energy Savings

According to the Advanced Energy Study, homeowners can reduce energy bills by up to 15% by encapsulating their crawl space. Encapsulated crawl spaces control air leakage and save money on heating and cooling. Heating and cooling systems and ducts in homes with encapsulated crawl spaces also perform more efficiently.

Collage of a Crawl Space with Dirt Floor Before Encapsulation and a Crawl Space Lined with White Plastic After Encapsulation

Cleaner Indoor Air and a Healthier Home

At Green Home Solutions we provide air quality testing to determine if you can benefit from additional services such as odor treatment, mold testing and removal, and air purification.

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Common Causes of Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces

With no barrier between you and the crawl space, odors, moisture, and mold spores can get drawn into your living area due to natural convection. This is known as the stack effect. In our experience, a traditional crawl space is a leading source of mold in homes, which causes poor indoor air quality, and can be linked to asthma, allergies, and health issues. If we determine that mold has developed in your crawl space, we can provide mold remediation before performing your encapsulation.

Traditional Crawl Space Issues

There are several issues that occur in homes with traditional crawl spaces, making them inferior to encapsulated ones. These include:

  1. High humidity that can lead to mold growth
  2. Open air and vapor flow that leads to elevated moisture and energy consumption issues
  3. The presence of dirt and moisture that makes the space more susceptible to pests
  4. Building materials such as joists and flooring that are impacted by moisture over time
  5. Downspouts that are not directed away from the home
  6. Musty odors in the home due to mold
  7. The presence of excess moisture due to temperature differences

What to Expect from Our Crawl Space Encapsulation System

At Green Home Solutions, our mold removal experts are passionate about providing effective services that maintain the well-being of your family. Our crawl space encapsulation services ensure moisture doesn’t have a chance to accumulate and cause mold and mildew problems.

With our affordable and convenient crawl space upgrades, your home can remain mold free. During your encapsulation service, we will:

• Air seal all openings to exterior and living spaces (when appropriate)
• Install wall and floor liners without putting hundreds of holes in your foundation walls
• Install sump pumps and dehumidifiers when necessary

Keep your home structurally sound with our crawl space encapsulation solution. For more information about our indoor air quality services, call us today at (515) 650-1357!

Contact Us Today to Request a Service

Isn’t it time for you to breathe cleaner, fresher air? Complete our simple form to request any of our services including air quality testing, mold removal, odor treatment, crawl space encapsulation, and more, or call Green Home Solutions of West Des Moines, IA. at 515-805-6398 to talk with an expert today.