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FAQs: Crawl Space Encapsulation in Mississippi

Updated: Jun 1

If your home has a crawlspace between the ground and your floorboards, you might benefit from crawl space encapsulation in Mississippi. At Foremost Foundations & Construction, we offer crawl space encapsulation as part of our core services. In this post, we answer some of the frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision about the safety and comfort of your home.


What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation in Mississippi?


Encapsulating crawl spaces involves installing a heavy polyethylene barrier to keep out moisture, pests, and other undesirable elements otherwise found in this space. Our technicians cover the floors, foundation walls, and, when necessary, the ceiling for maximum protection.


What Are the Benefits of a Crawl Space Vapor Barrier?


Installing a polyethylene barrier seals off vapors and moisture from your living space, and also provides the following benefits:

  • Improves air quality

  • Deters pests, such as rodents and wood-destroying insects

  • Avoids excess moisture

  • Reduces risk of mold and mildew infestation

  • Increases energy efficiency

  • Increases home value and comfort

Why Do People Invest in Crawl Space Encapsulation?


Some homeowners take a proactive approach and encapsulate their crawl spaces to prevent issues with mold and pests.

Here are some of the top reasons homeowners seal their crawl spaces:

  • Mold infestation

  • Musty crawl space smells

  • Separating floors

  • Wet insulation

  • Insect problems

Can I Do Crawl Space Encapsulation as a DIY Project?


There are many reasons why this isn't a good idea. Without knowing what's in your crawlspace, you could open yourself up to health and safety risks. Mold, rodents, and insects often make their homes in unsealed crawl spaces. If you don't know how to deal with these elements, leave the job to the experts.


When you hire Foremost Foundations & Construction to seal your crawl space, we come with the appropriate protective gear and equipment to contain any potentially hazardous materials or critters.


What Is Appliance Backdrafting?


Combustion appliances may emit carbon monoxide into the crawl space. Our team takes the necessary precautions to avoid backdrafting this gas into your living area. This is another reason that DIY crawl space encapsulation isn't a good idea.


Where Can You Find an Experienced Crawl Space Encapsulation Contractor?


At Foremost Foundations, we provide crawl space encapsulation and foundation repair to clients in our service area. We are proud to serve homeowners and businesses in Central and South Mississippi and Mobile, AL.


If you would like more information and advice on whether crawl space encapsulation makes sense in your home, reach out to one of our knowledgeable team members. Additionally, browse our blog for more ideas on how to preserve and protect your home. Call us (601) 405-1052 or make an appointment online.

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