Many homes in Atlanta, GA are built with a crawlspace – a small area below the floor, sometimes used to provide adequate space for HVAC ducts and plumbing – and ease of servicing these areas for extending life. Although these areas provide the benefit for ease of installation and access for repairs, crawlspaces can also trap humidity and be the source of water intrusion in older homes or homes that were built to subpar standards.
It’s imperative to keep your crawlspace dry, clean, and free of obstruction – and not just for the sake of the repairman. Did you know that nearly half of your household air flows up from the crawl space? Humid and dirty crawlspaces can have a negative effect on your indoor air quality and can be ideal conditions for mold growth.
When your crawlspace is difficult to manage – either due to environmental factors or your ability to keep up with the high demands of a humid crawlspace, encapsulation is often an ideal solution. Crawlspace encapsulation can help minimize humidity levels and keep the crawlspace relatively clean – minimizing negative effects on indoor air quality and reducing the risk of mold growth.