Crawlspaces are empty and unoccupied areas between the first floor and the ground. These hollow areas are only tall enough to crawl through—hence their name—and are more cost-effective when compared with slab foundations. When correctly constructed and maintained, crawlspaces promote air circulation and provide easy access to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.
However, crawlspaces can quickly become problematic. If incorrectly constructed or maintained, crawlspaces can flood, become susceptible to mold, or be havens for pests such as rodents and termites. Thankfully, U.S. Pest Protection can help defend your crawlspace from critters and moisture through encapsulations.
What is encapsulation?
A standard crawlspace is simply a hollow area under your home, with your floor as its ceiling and the dirt ground as the floor. An encapsulation is any type of lining that is set up to seal the crawlspace off from the ground. A crawlspace encapsulation consists of a vapor barrier to cover up the foundation wall and floor. These vapor barriers are constructed with heavy-duty plastic and are put in place by special water-resistant tape.
When do I need my crawlspace inspected?
If a crawlspace is doing its job correctly, you won’t notice it’s even there. When there is a moisture problem in your crawlspace, you’ll want to get your crawlspace inspected if you experience the following problems:
- Musty or otherwise unusual odors
- Cracked or buckled floors with no clear surface damage
- Unusual heating or cooling costs
- High moisture, mold, or rot near floor registers
If you want to take a look yourself, these are signs of a crawlspace problem that will need to get taken care of by a U.S. Pest Protection technician:
- Visible mold or moisture damage
- Rotting wood
- Standing water
- Soggy or hanging insulation
- Condensation on ducts and vents
Crawlspaces are also often the source of a pest problem. The dark, moist area can be the perfect spot for rats, termites, roaches, and other pests. Call U.S. Pest Protection today if you have a pest problem to receive a free quote.
Tennessee Encapsulation and Crawlspace Services
U.S. Pest Protection offers multiple crawlspace and encapsulation services to ensure your crawlspace is clean, dry, and pest-free—and all services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Free Crawlspace Inspections
Not sure if your crawlspace is truly the cause of your air quality, mold, and pest problems? Don’t wait until your problem gets out of hand. Schedule a free, no-obligation crawlspace inspection with one of our certified technicians.
Mold and Fungus Treatments
Wood decay, mold, and fungus can result in lower air quality. Since half of the air you breathe comes up from your crawlspace, it’s imperative for it to be clean and clear of mold and fungus. We’ll remove what mold and fungus you have and help to ensure it doesn’t return.
Our expert technicians at U.S. Pest Protection use a durable plastic liner as a vapor barrier around your crawlspace. By encapsulating your crawlspace, you can protect it from water intrusion, mold, pests, and more, resulting in a safe and effective crawlspace.
Contact U.S. Crawlspace for Encapsulation and Pest Control
You don’t have to live with a damp crawlspace that attracts bugs. There is a solution: U.S. Pest Protection’s crawlspace encapsulation services through our sister company, U.S. Crawlspace. With a free crawlspace inspection, a wide array of services, and flexible payment plans, there’s no need to delay. Contact the U.S. Crawlspace team today!