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Dangers of DIY Crawl Space Encapsulation in Meridian MS


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Crawl space encapsulation in Meridian MS is the process of lining your crawl space with heavy-duty polyethylene. This barrier seals the floors, walls, and sometimes the ceiling to reduce damage from moisture and prevent unwanted pests from entering the home. Some experts also recommend adding a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low.


While crawl space encapsulation can be a do-it-yourself project, it doesn’t mean that it should be. Complications can occur and cause your project to cost more than you intended! Below are some of the dangers of a DIY crawl space encapsulation project and why this job is best left to the professionals.


Improper Ventilation


Ventilation in your crawl space is an important part of maintaining your home. However, some people think that adding more vents or fans will fix the humidity and moisture levels in their crawl space. Instead, it raises humidity levels and compromise your home’s foundation.


When you hire a team of experts, you get crawl space encapsulation done right as well as proper ventilation. Foremost Foundations and Construction will also make sure that no moisture is trapped in your space. It’s important to remove all moisture, otherwise it can lead to mold and rotting wood.


Wasted Time


Another reason not to encapsulate your crawl space on your own is to save time. It can take you weeks to buy the right materials and perform the work, while an expert can complete the project in a couple of days. They work quickly to complete the job, while also navigating around dark corners, low ceilings, and pests - spiders, cockroaches, mice, rats, etc.!


Foremost Foundations and Construction has convenient appointments and quick turnaround times. We can usually complete most crawl space encapsulations in two days, depending on the size of the space. You can get back to enjoying your comfortable home sooner!


Low Quality Materials


To ensure the best results, reliable companies like ours use the highest quality waterproofing materials that will last for decades. Unfortunately, when you’re shopping on your own, it’s possible to get inferior materials or shoddy recommendations. For example, some DIY blogs state that it’s okay to use waterproofing paint or concrete sealer, when it’s not.


Additionally, some materials state that they will prevent water seepage and mold growth when they really don’t. Rather than risking your crawl space encapsulation to low quality or under performing materials, put your trust in the experts.


Schedule Crawl Space Encapsulation in Meridian MS


Foremost Foundations and Construction provides proactive crawl space encapsulation to homeowners in Mississippi. We use a high-quality polyethylene barrier that covers the walls, floors and the ceiling to prevent high humidity, condensation, foundation cracks, mold and mildew, wood rot, higher energy bills and pest infestations. For a free estimate on crawl space encapsulation, contact us today.

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