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Charleston Crawl Space Encapsulation

When the crawl space under your home is neglected, it can become a breeding ground for wood rot, mold, bad air, and more due to the presence of moisture and humidity. The smells and odor from this space will eventually make it into your home, and the moisture can cause home damage and health issues. 

The experts at United Structural Systems can take care of these issues with our crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing service for your Charleston home. This method will keep unwanted moisture out of your crawl space and save your home from potential damage. The process of crawl space encapsulation involves utilizing a thick plastic vapor barrier to cover all the areas in the interior of your crawl space, including floors and walls. If necessary, after this process is completed, a dehumidifier can also be installed to keep out any excess moisture.

How To Know If You Need Crawl Space Encapsulation

Some indications that you may need crawl space encapsulation for your Charleston home are obvious, such as the presence of mold and mildew. But there are also some other signs that you may have a moisture problem:

  • Sweat on your windows
  • Cracks in your foundation walls
  • Issues with insects and rodents
  • Bad smell around your home

What Are The Benefits Of Crawl Space Encapsulation?

If you have too much moisture in your crawl space, it can cause a variety of issues, such as structural damage, risk of mold and mildew, poor air quality, and more. A complete crawl space encapsulation for your Charleston home can prevent these issues and also offer the following benefits:

  • Moisture control
  • Better air quality
  • Increased lifespan of HVAC systems
  • Efficient energy use
  • Wooden structures are protected from damage and rot
  • And many more

Contact United Structural Systems today to talk to our experts about how our crawl space encapsulation and basement waterproofing service can benefit your Charleston home now and in the future.

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