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The cost of sealing your crawl space will depend on the area that needs to be sealed. Bigger crawl spaces will require more time and attention to seal the entire crawlspace, while smaller crawl spaces will not require as much time and attention. The type of materials and what needs to be done to the crawl space will also factor itself into identifying the cost of sealing your crawl space. There are a few different sealants on the market and some will be more expensive than others. Sealants may also differ in the amount of time they can last, and may specialize in sealing your crawl space through different conditions. If the crawl space has already been damaged and debris needs to be cleared, then the cost may be slightly higher. This will be important to clear the existing damage so that it does not have the possibility of intensifying over time. The specific area of your home may alter the price as some areas will receive more moisture, while others will receive very little. The level of decay, amount of yellow mold, and how much water is in the crawlspace will determine the price of removing damage. The most efficient way to price out the costs of maintaining your crawl space will best be done with a free estimate by one of our specialists. They will evaluate the area under your home and provide you with a quote of cleaning out the debris and potential repairs.
For those of you thinking about a DIY, just know that it will take time to seal your crawl space. Doing all the work may definitely; nevertheless, you will need access to all repair products, supplies, and drainage tools to effectively work on your crawl space. Special clothing, eye wear, shoes and gloves will also be needed to protect you as you work beneath your home to seal your crawl space. Most of the materials for sealing your crawl space can be found at any Lowes or Home depot. Just know that crawl space repair can get very dirty as most crawl space floors are covered in dirt. However, if you don't have the time, know how, or tools, then letting a local crawl space repair company will be in your best interests to make sure the job is done right.
The cost of having your home encapsulated even if it doesn't need it can still be very beneficial to protect your home’s structure in the future. Also, encapsulating or maintaining you home’s crawl space can increase the value of your home and will be worth the investment.
Should you seal your crawl space?
This area underneath you house is where a lot of piping and air conditioning units are located in your home. The harm that can be done by not maintaining your crawl space can become very detrimental to the structure of your home. Therefore, sealing your crawl space will be a great method in protecting your home from moisture damage. Keeping moisture out of the crawlspace will help prevent a whole slew of other issues that may arise, such as mold and insects from infiltrating your crawl space. This will also help your home be more energy efficient and healthier as many problems can be avoided. The process of sealing a crawl space will involve covering your it with a vapor barrier and cutting it off from the ground and outside air which can allow humidity to enter and become trapped. Sealing this area will most likely use a crawl space vapor barrier system. This may entail the installment of a mixture of high and low-density polyethylene with polyester-cord reinforcement that covers the dirt flooring and is spread and attached to the walls of the crawl space. This lining is also reinforced with an antimicrobial finish that resists the growth of mold and mildew under the liner. This liner will be sturdy enough to walk/crawl on and may be used for storage in the future. You may afterwards consider the option of installing a high performance dehumidifier air filtration unit to maintain the humidity levels in the crawl space. This process can be very time consuming and involved, so you may want to consult a professional before doing it yourself, or hire someone with training and experience to make sure the job is done right. Sealing your crawl space is often known as encapsulation. By encapsulating your home, you will increase the air quality of your house. It will reduce the chance of damage to your floors. Encapsulations may also lower your energy bills significantly. It will also allow heating and cooling vents and equipment to last and function much longer. Also if you should decide to sell your house in the future, a sealed crawl space.
Do you need insulation in your crawl space?
Having insulation in a crawl space will more often than not be needed. The ventilation of a crawl space may change the need for insulation depending on if the crawl space is vented or unvented. Unvented crawl spaces will always need insulation along the floor and walls to keep temperatures regulated within the area. The ceiling does not always need to be insulated as the house above it will most likely be insulated and not cause a threat to the temperature of the crawl space; regardless, it may be wise to ask your contractor what he/she thinks is best. Vented crawl spaces will have a constant air flow through the area and will not need insulation as the air is constantly cycled through. Insulation can benefit many electrical and plumbing systems and should be highly considered for unvented crawl spaces. Not only will it keep those systems functional, but it will create a comfortable climate inside the structure.