For many who deal with consistent moisture in their crawlspace, waterproofing may be the answer. Whether the optimal solution for your home is complete encapsulation or other methods to control moisture, PES Crawlspace has the gear and experience to provide a solution. The needs of North and South Carolina are different from other locations, and our professionals know how to stop mold and moisture in these environments. Call us today for crawlspace waterproofing in North Carolina.
Controlling Moisture Is Key
Mold grows in environments that have a steady supply of moisture. That’s why the first step before we even give you a quote is to identify the source of moisture. Since sources of moisture are not always visible to the naked eye, the pro’s at PES Crawlspace use borascopes, protimeters and hygrometers to find it quickly.
Once we know the source of moisture in your crawlspace, then the appropriate options can be explored. For some, this may involve waterproofing the crawlspace. Other homeowners may need a simpler moisture management solution. Two methods we use to eliminate waterproof your crawlspace are encapsulation and vapor barriers.
Is Encapsulation Right For You?
To completely rid your crawlspace of moisture, crawlspace encapsulation is a highly effective option. When you choose crawlspace encapsulation, your entire crawlspace is modified to prevent vapors and moisture from escaping. Since it removes moisture, encapsulation is a method that does a lot to reduce the growth and spreading of mold. Utilizing vapor barriers, encapsulation is a highly effective method of protecting a crawlspace from humidity, water and mold.
Encapsulation: A Long Term Solution
Encapsulation has the advantage of being a long term solution as well. With a professionally encapsulated crawlspace, your mold problems will be a thing of the past. This means you can spend your time and energy on the important things, and never worry about a moldy crawlspace again. Considering that a 1,000 square foot crawlspace can produce about 10 gallons of moisture each day, encapsulation is an effective method for waterproofing your crawlspace in North Carolina.
How Does A Vapor Barrier Help?
The function of a vapor barrier is to keep vapor from entering your crawlspace. Part of its effectiveness comes from the fact that it also reduces or blocks the flow of air into your crawlspace. Since vapors that seep into your crawlspace will also produce moisture, vapor barriers are extremely effective at preventing the growth of mold. An additional benefit is that harmful gasses like radon are also blocked, further protecting your family from harm. Energy.gov recommends the use of vapor barriers in controlling crawlspace moisture in most climates.
Call PES Crawlspace Today
If you suspect high levels of moisture in your crawlspace or are worried about mold, PES Crawlspace has the experience and gear to help. Using all of the latest technology and methods, the experts at PES will start by finding the source of your problem. Once the source of your moisture is known, we’ll devise a plan that fits the specific needs of your crawlspace.
Contact PES Crawlspace today for a quote on our crawlspace waterproofing services.