Marietta Crawl Space Encapsulation Benefits

Whether planned during new construction or retrofitting acquired features of a previously occupied home or commercial building, property owners frequently find themselves balancing the pros and cons of crawl space encapsulation in Marietta. A broad range of individual circumstances always underlies a decision to encapsulate the buffer between a building and the bare ground beneath, although many properties built without slab foundations or full basements face similar concerns the procedure resolves. Benefits include:

● Moderating the multitude of ways flowing and standing water or excessive humidity enters your home or business from a crawl space

● Protecting crucial supporting structural components anchored in or directly above the earthen floor of the space

● Providing an optimum operating environment for your building's HVAC and utility systems positioned in or looping through the area

● Mitigating the ability of unpleasant smells and potentially hazardous vapors from moving up into your work and living areas

● Inhibiting the growth of mold spores by controlling moisture in the crawl space, preventing infestation of your property with fungal organisms, and limiting exposure of susceptible individuals to moldy debris and mycotoxins that can cause adverse health effects

● Preventing the nesting of animals, insects, and reptiles under your property

● Discovering otherwise hidden concerns with structural integrity and the condition of utility and HVAC equipment, permitting property owners the chance to have these potentially severe issues addressed by appropriately licensed contractors

Signs You Need Marietta Crawl Space Encapsulation

Your home or business might signal the need for AdvantaClean of Marietta's assessment of the buffer under your property. Common hints that suggest the crawlspace between the substrate of your home or business and the ground requires work include:

Noticeable Inside the Property

● High interior humidity levels unrelated to weather changes even when HVAC systems operate constantly

● Malodors noticed in living and working areas, including a distinctive musty smell attributed to mold and mildew growth

● Increases in utility bills linked to the overworking of HVAC systems attempting to reduce moisture

● Creaking and sagging of floors, sometimes accompanied by warping of floorboards (cupping and crowning), cracking of grout, and peeling of vinyl tiles or laminates

Noticeable During Inspection of the Crawl Space

● Blocked or ineffective venting along its walls

● Periodic flooding or persistently muddy or damp earthen floor

● Condensation on the walls or the overhanging building structure

● Foundation cracking or movement or build-up of dirt in certain areas

● Pre-existing vapor barriers showing damage, incomplete coverage, and inadequate strength and quality for their purpose

Encapsulation Expectations for Marietta Customers

AdvantaClean of Marietta Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians complete a crawl space encapsulation by adhering to industry best practices. After assessing your scenario, our crew will:

● Extract standing water

● Arrange for the installation of a sump pump system to optimize drainage

● Remove accumulated muck and debris, including previous vapor barriers

● Use applied structural drying techniques to reduce moisture to appropriate levels with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers

● Perform mold remediation if active colonies are evident

● Arrange for pest control if necessary

● Wrap the floor and walls of the crawl space encapsulation with vapor barriers measuring at least 20 mils

● Enclose utility and HVAC systems, completely sealing gaps made when cutting vapor barriers to accommodate the equipment

● Recommending installation of a crawl space-dedicated dehumidifier

● Evaluating the balance of interior moisture and humidity levels post-encapsulation, making adjustments to all HVAC components as needed

The AdvantaClean team has the training and experience to recommend action steps that will create a clean, dry, and climate-controlled crawl space encapsulation for your Marietta property. Encapsulation is an option that protects the building materials of your home or business while establishing the foundation for hygienic and comfortable interior working or living environments.

Explore the encapsulation of crawl spaces underneath your property with confidence that AdvantaClean of Marietta will assess and plan your project for the best outcome. Call (404) 474-8443 for expert consultation to discuss your options.

AdvantaClean of Marietta

2265 Roswell Rd #100

Marietta, GA 30062

(404) 474-8443


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