Why Mold Grows in Basements and Crawl Spaces

Mold is a unique organism that thrives in environments that other organic growth does not. It can grow with little to no light, and therefore, if there is sufficient moisture, it grows in out of the way places like your basement, behind furniture, and in attics. Since much of North Carolina enjoys a moderate and humid climate, mold spores can quickly establish a colony. The best way to prevent unchecked mold growth in areas like your basement or crawlspace is to regulate the moisture. A damp crawl space that is dark, with high moisture levels, makes the perfect growing conditions. By wrapping or encapsulating it, and installing moisture control like dehumidifiers and proper drainage, it can prevent mold from growing. Mold that grows in the crawl space can also cause mold exposure and other problems in the main home living area.

Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

A vapor barrier installation on a new construction home can boost the value for potential buyers. Encapsulating your crawl space after mold remediation can ensure that no new mold growth occurs. Crawl space encapsulation is the perfect solution to keep your crawl space clean and mold free. A sealed crawl space also promotes better energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and a safer crawl space environment.

What Does Crawlspace Encapsulation Involve?

Our licensed mold removal technicians are experienced in all aspects of mold testing, removal, remediation and prevention. Crawl space encapsulation is customized to your home’s particular needs, but it can include any or all of these steps:

– To prevent a mold issue from getting worse in your home’s crawl space, the first step is to remove any existing mold, clean the foundation walls and floor joists, and perform any crawl space repair that is needed.

– Then, to have your crawl space encapsulated, we’ll lay down an impermeable crawl space vapor barrier to completely cover the area beneath your house.

– Finally, we will add a crawl space dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels low and prevent mold and mildew growth.

Why Choose Us?

Hero Mold Company has been providing crawl space encapsulation for all of North Carolina for many years. Our licensed technicians completely seal the area with a new vapor barrier, and perform dehumidifier installation to prevent excess moisture. When you want your crawl space sealed, choose our professional and experienced technicians who know the right way to do the entire process. Your encapsulation project will improve the structural integrity of your home’s foundation and provide lasting results that suit your needs.

Other Services We Offer

We offer a multitude of other services along with encapsulation. So whatever mold inspection, mold testing, or mold remediation needs you have, we are sure we can help!