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Our Crawl Space Encapsulation Process

Updated: Mar 28

Did you know that 40-60% of the air that you breathe comes from your crawl space? The issue is that most crawl spaces are in terrible condition. They contain garbage, debris, animals, and dirt. That means that 40-60% of the air you breathe is contaminated! The best way to solve this issue is with a crawl space encapsulation. With a crawl space encapsulation, your air quality is improved. A crawl space encapsulation seals your crawl space from all those contaminations. By doing so, your air quality and overall health while in your home are improved. The Healthy Homes process includes more than just throwing some plastic into your crawl space.

1. Containment

Containment is extremely important and often overlooked. Healthy Homes seals off your crawl space from the rest of your home to ensure that there is no chance of any contaminants getting into your home during the cleaning phase.

2. Cleaning

The cleaning phase will vary based on the crawl space. If there is mold, this is when mold remediation takes place. Our team will treat any mold, and clean, and disinfect your entire crawl space. This gives us a clean slate when installing your encapsulation.

3. Encapsulation Install

Once the crawl space is cleaned entirely, the encapsulation plastic can then be installed. The plastic is sealed and anchored to the walls and posts of the crawl space. The glue used to seal the plastic will keep moisture and vapor from rising underneath the plastic and into the crawl space. Once the plastic is firmly anchored and sealed, plastic is then laid out on the floor of the crawl space and all the seams are taped.

4. Clean up

Once the encapsulation is installed, it is then important that everything is cleaned again. We always want to ensure that no tools, garbage, or debris are left behind. This gives you, our customer, a clean and encapsulated crawl space to enjoy for years to come.

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