Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is a great thing for homeowners to have done of if they have a crawl space underneath their home. Installing a crawl space vapor barrier is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to improve your home and protect yourself against having to pay expensive structural repairs. Along with protecting this area underneath your home from mold and wood rot, an encapsulated crawl space will stop termites, snakes, rats, mice, spiders, and other unwanted pests from and causing problems. These pests love dark, moisture-filled areas, such as unencapsulated crawl spaces. However, if you have a crawl space encapsulation system in place, they won’t be able to get inside since the material is rip and tear proof.
When you have a sealed crawl space, you can also keep summer heat and winter cold from getting into the rest of your home and causing your HVAC units to work harder. This means that you won’t have to pay as much on your monthly energy bills. Any way you look at it, having crawl space encapsulation performed is a positive, rewarding thing to do!
Sealing Your Crawl Space…
- Stops mold/mildew/harmful bacteria from growing
- Save money on monthly energy bills
- Keeps pests away from underneath your home
- Helps protect your home from Radon gas
- Stops musty odors from getting into your home
- No more drafty, cold floors
- Increases your property value
- Adds extra storage space
Bix Basement Systems offers crawl space barriers and drainage systems as part of our crawl space encapsulation to help take care of leaky spaces under homes. We can install these systems in homes located in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, Hannibal, MO and the surrounding area.
There are many homeowners who try to cut costs by buying kits from their local home improvement store. However, these crawl space encapsulation kits feature materials which are nowhere near as durable or effective as our barriers and drainage systems. With a crawl space vapor barrier from Bix Basement Systems, you will have a dry, less humid crawl space and much better indoor air quality throughout your home. The barriers in our system help get rid of that musty, foul crawl space odor which always seems to seep up and into your home.
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
The purpose of crawl space vapor barriers is to stop moisture from getting into this area underneath your home and causing damage to your flooring, walls, and other wooden structures found in this area. There are a lot of homeowners who don’t understand why it’s so important to have a vapor barrier installed in their crawl space. If you don’t have a vapor barrier, then odds are likely that this valuable area underneath your home is filled with moisture, humidity, mold, and even termites or other unwanted pests.
When you have a vapor barrier in place, it will help to cut back on those excessive humidity levels and will keep moisture and pests out. This means that you don’t have to worry about taking care of expensive structural repairs or replacements at some point in the not so distant future.
Bix Basement Systems offers a vapor barrier system which has the following advantages over other systems on the market:
- Fast, Clean Installation
- Patented, Warranted Products
- Save Money On Monthly Energy Bills
We also provide crawl space moisture barrier installation for home owners looking for the best solution to crawl space encapsulation. Moisture Barriers are made from durable, high-quality materials and are a bright white color. It will be installed to your walls and floors. This crawl space moisture barrier is responsible for keeping moisture and humidity out of this useful area underneath your home. When you have a dry crawl space, you have a healthy crawl space which is free of mold, termites, and other unwanted critters. Also, a dry crawl space won’t have any wood rot for you to worry about.
Our crawl space moisture barrier will never rip or tear, and it can convert your dark, damp crawl space into a usable storage area. You might have utilities in this area underneath your home, and a moisture barrier will make it much easier for servicemen to safely go into the crawl space to check on these systems. This moisture barrier is also guaranteed to never mold or rot with time as is the case with other moisture barriers being sold on the market.
Crawl Space Drainage
It is highly recommended that you also have a crawl space drainage system and a sump pump installed in this area underneath your home for additional protection against leaks. A professionally-installed CS drainage system will be able to channel water to the high-capacity sump pump which will then be able to pump it out and away from your home! You will be glad that you made the decision to have crawl space drains added together with your vapor barrier system. No longer will you need to worry about waking up or coming home to a flooded CS after a heavy rainfall.