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bl-icon June 12, 2024
bl-icon By: Shaun Miller
Shaun pointing out problems with a crawl space encapsulation

Epic Crawl Space Fails: Learn What to Avoid When Hiring for Crawl Space Encapsulation

When it comes to protecting your home, crawlspace encapsulation is an essential service that can prevent moisture problems, mold growth, and structural damage. However, not all encapsulation jobs are done with the same level of expertise and attention to detail. In our latest video, “Epic Crawl Space Fails,” we highlight some of the most common mistakes made by other contractors and show you what to avoid when hiring for your crawlspace encapsulation project.

The Importance of Quality Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspace encapsulation involves sealing your crawlspace to protect it from moisture, pests, and other environmental factors. A properly encapsulated crawlspace can improve your home’s air quality, enhance energy efficiency, and prevent costly damage. However, achieving these benefits requires a meticulous approach and high-quality materials.

Common Crawlspace Encapsulation Failures

Inadequate Moisture Barriers: One of the most critical aspects of crawlspace encapsulation is the installation of a robust moisture barrier. Unfortunately, many contractors cut corners by using substandard materials or leaving gaps in the barrier. This can lead to moisture seeping into the crawlspace, promoting mold growth and wood rot.

Poor Ventilation: Proper ventilation is crucial for maintaining a dry and healthy crawlspace. Some contractors fail to install adequate ventilation systems, resulting in condensation and increased humidity levels. This not only exacerbates moisture problems but also puts additional strain on dehumidifiers.

Subpar Materials: The use of low-quality materials is a common issue in crawlspace encapsulation. From thin vapor barriers to ineffective tapes, inferior products compromise the effectiveness of the encapsulation. Investing in high-quality materials, like 20-mil vapor barriers and 3M tape, ensures long-lasting protection.

Improper Installation: Even the best materials can fail if not installed correctly. Issues such as leaving gaps around columns, failing to seal seams properly, and not securing the barrier to the walls can render the encapsulation ineffective. Professional installation is key to a successful project.

Lessons from Epic Crawl Space Fails

In our video, we showcase several examples of poor workmanship that led to significant issues for homeowners. From debris left in the crawlspace to undersized dehumidifiers and insufficient sealing, these failures highlight the importance of hiring a reputable and experienced company.

Why Choose Foundation Solutions Group

At Foundation Solutions Group, we are committed to doing the job right the first time. Our team is relentless in our pursuit of excellence, treating every crawlspace as if it were our own. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expertise and Experience: We have years of experience in crawlspace encapsulation and foundation repair in the South Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee areas, ensuring we know how to handle any challenge.
  • High-Quality Materials: We use only the best materials available, providing durable and effective solutions.
  • Attention to Detail: Our meticulous approach ensures every aspect of the encapsulation is performed to the highest standards.

Don’t let your crawlspace become a costly mistake. Learn from the epic fails we’ve encountered and make sure you hire a company that values quality and craftsmanship. Watch our video to see what can go wrong and contact Foundation Solutions Group for a professional, reliable crawlspace encapsulation that will protect your home for years to come.

Ready to protect your home with expert crawlspace encapsulation? Contact Foundation Solutions Group today for a consultation and experience the difference of quality and expertise.