Everyone loves to get multiple options as solutions to their problems. And it’s no different for any homeowner who’s struggling with moisture problems. Unfortunately, there aren’t many options when it comes to encapsulating a home. You’re likely to use plastic encapsulation as the only option. It’s something that even your local basement and crawl space contractor will recommend once they inspect your crawl space. Click here for facts about Chapel Hill, NC.
Depending on your budget and prevailing conditions, you can install the plastic vapor barrier and condition your crawl space (with dehumidifiers and sump pumps) or use the plain plastic wall for encapsulation alone. Is there any difference between both approaches? Yes, there is, and you’ll understand why one is better than the other when you install them. But you may consider the additional information about conditioned and non-conditioned materials. Click here to read about Questions to Ask Your Crawlspace Encapsulation Contractor.
Conditioned and Non-Conditioned
A conditioned crawl space encapsulation is more effective than a non-conditioned one as it stops water and air from the outside and ensures no moisture builds up inside the crawl space. If you live in a humid place that’s also prone to flooding, we strongly recommend you go for the conditioned crawl space option. Otherwise, you won’t be able to stop moisture and dampness in your home.