There are many kinds of pests that are drawn to areas in a house that are dark and damp. These places tend to be areas where there is little activity, meaning that pests can be undisturbed. This is especially true if you have a storage room, crawl space, root cellar, or unfinished basement. A crawl space is an area that many homes have that exists between the ground and the foundation. If you have a house that needs a couple of steps to reach the front door, you might have a crawl space.
A crawl space is usually three to six feet high. The entrance to this small space can vary but it’s often either accessed inside from a closet or from the outside of the house. Usually, the space to enter this area is small, and it’s usually only accessed to reach things such as plumbing.
Crawl spaces can cause a lot of issues for homeowners. This is because the soil is usually uncovered. Crawl spaces can lead to:
Pest problems with rodents, spiders, etc.
Moisture-attracting pests such as termites
Issues with the foundation which can lead to structural issues
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is a solution to these problems. It helps prevent damage to the foundation because it greatly decreases the moisture build-up and condensation. Moisture entering the foundation of your home can cause major problems such as wall cracks, damage to flooring, and decaying wood.
Crawl space encapsulation is a treatment that makes your crawl space into a dry area that prevents moisture from building up and mold from growing. Basically, it encloses and protects the crawl space. Crawl space encapsulation usually involves a process of using vapor barriers that cover the walls and the ground, vent covers, foam insulation, and seam taping.
Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation
There are many benefits to this treatment as it protects your crawl space from becoming full of moisture and mold and causing issues to the foundation of your home. Benefits include:
Protecting the foundation of your home from cracking.
Reducing water damage by protecting flooring.
Keeping wood from decaying.
Reducing the risk of pests such as termites.
Reducing the risk of rodent infestations.
Since many pests, especially termites, are attracted to moisture and get inside through the contact with the ground in a crawl space, crawl space encapsulation can solve many of these problems.
All Clear Pest Control Provides High-Quality Crawl Space Encapsulation
The best way to ensure your home’s crawl space is encapsulated correctly is to contact the experts at All Clear Pest Control In Queen Creek, Arizona. Our services will reduce pests as well as keep your home’s foundation and other structures protected and intact. Give us a call today to find out more.