Crawl space encapsulation is a technique that seals and insulates your crawl space. It can prevent moisture damage, improve the air quality of your home and increase the value of your home.
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Crawl spaces can contain mold and pests. They may also have rust and rotting wood. In addition, they can be extremely dark. When moisture is present, it can attract wood-destroying creatures like termites. If your home is located in a humid climate, it’s especially important to seal off your crawl space.
The first step in encapsulating your crawl space is to clean it out. This will remove any debris and standing water that can cause a mold or insect infestation. You’ll then need to install a dehumidifier to help keep your home’s humidity levels down.
Before you begin your encapsulation project, you’ll need to have your foundation checked out. Whether you need to replace or repair your foundation, this is a good opportunity to ensure that it’s structurally sound. Once your crawl space is sealed off, you’ll have a more comfortable living space.
Encapsulation costs vary depending on the materials and labor involved. For a small crawl space, the cost is generally between $1,500 and $15,000. However, a large crawl space will require a much higher amount of work.
Costs can range from $100 to $250 for a permit. An inspection will also be included in the permit cost.
In many cases, your permit can be covered by local energy incentives, state tax rebates or other financial programs. There are also options to get free estimates from experts.
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