Crawl Space Encapsulation: Not Just About Pest Control

In many areas of the pest control industry today, exterminators are solidifying their work by encapsulating the navigation space. There are side benefits to it as well, outside the usual insect control reasons.

Why Encapsulate?

Encapsulation involves sealing all vents and doors with hermetic lids, covering the walls and floors with a durable plastic liner and, in the case of block foundation walls, adding a plastic liner to the cavities. There are also measures implemented to prevent moisture from filtering up through the crevices. In some cases, the contractor can complete the work with a dehumidifier to eliminate residual moisture, or a sump pump if there has been a history of flooding. By closing the vents and doors, they prevent access points for infestations of insects and animals likely to enter space, causing problems in the area.

Side Benefits

The lining of the walls and floor with a polyethylene lining will also help deter pests, such as underground termites, beetles and carpenter ants, from entering the space through the foundation or the soil. If the need arises, a moisture barrier combined with a sump pump and a dehumidifier will create a dry and therefore healthier area. By removing moisture, the environment can become inhospitable for mold, dust mites, rot and some pests, such as roaches and other bugs. The bad odors are also reduced, and the odors of animals which use the crawl spaces as winter dens will also go away, which is a huge benefit.

The Usual Reasons

Crawl space encapsulation in Buffalo Grove is commonly done to seal dirt or concrete of the crawl space, particularly a ventilated one, and make the space much more energy efficient. By closing the vents, the winter cold and the heat of summer are kept out of space. The cold winter air on hot water pipes and heating ducts located in the area forced them to work harder to maintain the desired temperatures, and a cold area below the house means cold floors above. In the summer, heat and humidity enter the space, and moist air can condense on wood and metal or move up into the house. Wet air is much harder to cool than dry air, and therefore more costly to the condition.

Are you looking for more information on crawl space encapsulation in Buffalo Grove? Contact Nu-Crawl online at Website Domain.

1 person likes this post.

Follow Us:
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites