Crawlspace repair or encapsulation is an easy way to ward off mold, mildew, and even small amounts of radon. An unprotected crawl space is susceptible to groundwater or runoff from poor landscaping, which can generate high humidity levels—a food source for mold and mildew.
If you’re ready to repair your crawlspace, Professional Restoration can help. Our technicians provide superior customer service and quality instillation that’s durable and long-lasting.
When to Repair a Crawlspace
Crawlspaces are central to maintaining a healthy home. If your crawlspace is left to rot or in disrepair, damage could extend to other areas of the home.
If you see any of the following, it might be time to repair your crawlspace:
- Cracked drywall
- Uneven floors
- Musky odors
- Mold or mildew
- Loose or falling insulation
For safe and effective crawlspace repair, Professional Restoration uses quality made, 10-mil vapor barriers. Vapor barriers are made from impermeable plastic; they prevent moisture from damaging building materials like wood and drywall. Vapor barriers are also effective at mitigating radon.
During installation, seams are overlapped with glue and tape to ensure a seamless barrier between ground soil and the home’s foundation. This also includes covering the walls and any exposed foundational supports.
Buying or selling your home? It’s common for Colorado home inspectors to recommend a vapor barrier, and it’s an easy upgrade to make a home more marketable.
The Benefits of Crawlspace Repair
In addition to ensuring the safety and maintenance of a home, effective crawlspace repair offers other benefits to homeowners. For example, with proper encapsulation, your crawlspace can be a safe place for extra storage.
If a pipe breaks in the crawlspace, the water extraction and clean-up process is much easier with a vapor barrier installed. It can even reduce the cost of emergency restoration services.
Radon levels in Colorado vary widely. An effective vapor barrier is a cost-effective way to reduce unhealthy levels of radon. Combined with an active soil depressurization (ASD) system, a vapor barrier can minimize the risk of radon poisoning.
Reclaim Your Crawlspace!
Crawlspace repair is a cost-effective way to maintain the integrity of a home while getting adding utility to your crawlspace!
Professional Restoration has the equipment and experience to finish any rough crawlspace cost effectively. We customize every vapor barrier installation, providing homeowners with a worry-free solution that will keep a crawlspace clean, dry and functional.