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Crawl Space Moisture Barrier

Do you struggle with allergies or breathing problems? Most people don’t think about how the air quality in their homes also affects their health. Installing a crawl space moisture barrier in your Austin home can help prevent mold and health problems and keep your foundation strong.

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It’s natural not to think about the space under your home. However, it’s in this space that moisture can quickly build up and seep into the cracks in your foundation. This can lower your air quality, causing health problems for you and your family.
The team at Foundation Support Specialists in Austin can install a moisture barrier in your crawl space to help prevent these mold and humidity issues. Our technicians will repair any damage and treat the areas for moisture. Then, they will line the space and install a waterproof seal to keep water and additional moisture out.

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Benefits of A Moisture Barrier

If you notice wet spots, warped flooring, mold, or odors in your home, you may benefit from a crawl space upgrade. Installing a barrier will prevent moisture from seeping into your home and harming your home or health. It will also help:

  • Lower your energy bill by regulating humidity
  • Improve your air quality
  • Prevent mold and odors
  • Keep your pipes and foundation from rot
  • Reduce pest infestation
Is it good to encapsulate a crawl space?

Yes, it is good to encapsulate a crawl space. Some of the benefits of encapsulating your crawl space include: 

  • Better indoor air quality in your home. 
  • Reduced humidity and moisture in your crawl space. 
  • Additional storage room in your crawl space.

Having your crawl space encapsulated is a great way to improve the indoor air quality in your home since your crawl space and your home share a percentage of the same air. To get your crawl space encapsulated, contact us today

What does it mean to encapsulate a crawl space?

When you have your crawl space encapsulated, the walls, floors and vents in your crawl space are sealed with plastic to reduce the risk for mold growth. When you get your crawl space encapsulated, you will need to have a dehumidifier, exhaust fan or air flow from your HVAC set up. Dehumidifiers are the primary option homeowners go with since it is one of the easiest to set up and it helps control any residual humidity in your crawl space. To learn more about getting your crawl space encapsulated, call us today

Does homeowners insurance cover crawl space encapsulation?

Typically, homeowners insurance will not cover crawl space encapsulation unless your home’s crawl space has recently been damaged by a flood or a severe leak. Although homeowners insurance does not usually pay for crawl space encapsulation, it can still be a very good investment for homeowners since it protects against mold growth, improves your indoor air quality and can also increase the value of your home to potential buyers. To find out more about getting your crawl space encapsulated, give us a call today

How much does it cost to waterproof a crawl space?

It costs around $1,500-$15,000 to waterproof a crawl space. Some things that can affect the overall cost are: 

  • The size of your crawl space.
  • If a sump pump needs to be installed.
  • If drains or gutters need to be installed.

Another thing that can cause the price to increase is if your crawl space needs to be cleaned and cleared of mold and water. To find out more about having your crawl space waterproofed, call us today.

What is a crawl space used for?

A crawl space is used for the following:

  • An alternative to a slab foundation. 
  • Additional space for piping and ductwork. 
  • A storage area if the crawl space is enclosed.

Crawl spaces were originally designed to create space between the ground and your home, but have led to some unforeseen problems. The best way to get the most functionality from your crawl space is to have it encapsulated to prevent humidity and mold issues. To have your home’s crawl space encapsulated, contact us today.   

Is encapsulating your crawl space worth it?

Yes, encapsulating your crawl space is worth it. Some of the benefits of having your crawl space encapsulated are: 

  • It prevents mold and mildew growth. 
  • It improves the indoor air quality in your home.
  • It helps protect your home’s structure against water damage.
  • It helps keep your energy costs lower.

Another benefit of having your crawl space encapsulated is that it creates an additional space for you to store items. To learn more about getting your home’s crawl space encapsulated, give us a call today

Moisture can lead to mold growth which can be harmful to your family’s health. It is also an expensive hassle to treat. In addition, moisture can also lead to rotting wood in the crawl space area, which could threaten the structural integrity of the home. 

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Solutions To Moisture In A Crawl Space

Crawl space repair and encapsulation is the process by which technicians will line and seal a crawl space area to treat the space for moisture issues. Usually the floors, walls and ceilings of the space are lined with a waterproof liner in order to prevent water & keep excess moisture out.

The trained technicians at Foundation Support Specialists have worked for years fighting against moisture in crawl spaces around Austin. Our crawl space encapsulation solutions are effective and long-lasting. Some of our methods include:

  • Crawl Space Vapor Barrier - These specially designed linings are treated to prevent moisture penetration. Our vapor barrier installation team in Austin will install the system underground and surround the crawl space to protect the area from ground moisture buildup and transfer. 
  • Vent Covers & Access Doors - The covers and doors we install help to keep access points airtight and safe from pests. When using our vent covers, we can control the transfer of air from other areas of the building into the crawl space, helping to circulate air and keep the space dry.
  • Dehumidifiers - Our team is able to install dehumidifiers in the crawl space to adequately and effectively control moisture levels.
To learn more about our services, contact Foundation Support Specialists today! Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you.

Service That Sets Us Apart

Clients in and around Austin, TX choose FSS for their crawl space encapsulation services because they know when they hire us it’s the start of a partnership, not just a one-and-done transaction. Our technicians will first perform a full inspection of your home’s crawl space. Each and every one is different, which is why we will work with you to develop a plan that makes sense to keep your crawl space in pristine condition. Connect with us today at (210) 941-3811 or (512) 971-2011 to learn more or to schedule a consultation for a moisture barrier system for your home in Austin or the surrounding communities!