Crawl Spaces

CRAWL SPACE INSULATION AND ENCAPSULATION SERVICES IN JONESBORO, SPRINGDALE & LITTLE ROCK

 

Crawl spaces play a big role in the overall feeling of a home. Standard crawl spaces have little protection from air leaks, allowing unconditioned air to infiltrate. As your home naturally breathes, air from your crawl space is drawn into your home throughgaps in flooring, mechanical penetrations, and other small open spaces.

This can dramatically impact your energy costs —even a powerful HVAC system can struggle to handle the problem. The solution is crawl space encapsulation services.

 

CRAWL SPACE INSULATION AND ENCAPSULATION

Crawl spaces are often overlooked, but ignoring them can create problems for the rest of your home —and for your family. Crawl spaces can impact comfort and air quality, and they can also lead to unpleasant odors if they are damp.

If your home is built on a crawl space and you have noticed any of those kinds of issues, call G&S Insulating in Little Rock, Arkansas. High-quality crawl space encapsulation services can go a long way toward the livability of your home.

 

WHAT IS CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION?

Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture and deterioration problems. Soil has high levels of humidity, which causes a crawl space to become damp. This damp environment can be unhealthy, harbor mold, and create an ideal living space for pests. These problems can be reduced by properly insulating and encapsulating your crawl space.

Installing crawl space encapsulation in your home involves sealing a poly liner along the borders of your space with crawl space wall insulation. This helps manage moisture and adds R-value. Once your space is encapsulated, it can be used for additional storage. G&S Insulating has the experience necessary to install top-quality crawl space insulation and encapsulation.

 

Our team will visit your home to evaluate your crawl space and recommend the appropriate steps to address mold, moisture, and insulation.

For every potential problem, there are crawl space encapsulation benefits. Our recommendation to improve your space will include one or more of the following:

  • Prevent mold. Damp crawl spaces are the perfect breeding ground for mold. If your space has mold, G&S Insulating can help. We can apply a mold spray prior to crawl space encapsulation, which kills any existing mold. This helps keep your home and family safe from potentially dangerous mold.

 

  • Insulation/Encapsulation. Crawl space insulation creates a thermal barrier between your crawl space and the conditioned air inside your home, helping to maintain a comfortable living temperature. Sealing air leaks around the roof of your crawl space can provide additional benefits by closing off penetration points where unconditioned air can enter the home. Crawl space encapsulation may also be recommended.

 

  • Moisture management. Crawl spaces are susceptible to moisture because of humidity from soil that makes things damp. This environment can harbor mold and create an ideal living space for pests. To address crawl space moisture, we recommend installing a dehumidifier. This will help keep the moisture naturally found in a crawl space at a manageable level to maintain the structural integrity of your home.

 

  • Water management. The grade of your property can affect your crawl space. If your yard slopes toward your house, water might pool inside your crawl space, making a significant negative impact on your home. If your crawl space suffers from regular water infiltration, we may recommend installing a sump pump to help remove standing water. It may also be appropriate to address landscaping around your home to help prevent water from entering the space.

 

G&S Insulating helps customers understand what work will need to be done to address their crawl space problem. We like to tell our customers everything they need to know about the installation process —and our crawl space encapsulation products—before we start a job. When our customers understand the installation process, everything runs smoothly. Contact us to schedule your free estimate! We’ll recommend the crawl space solution that is right for your home.

Learn more about crawl space encapsulation and schedule a free estimate, contact G&S Insulating today!

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CRAWL SPACE ENCAPSULATION FAQS

G&S Insulating specializes in crawl space encapsulation services in Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro. Read some of our frequently asked questions and reach out to us if you still have questions about what we can do for you.

If you’re reading this, you probably need crawl space encapsulation. Many crawl spaces are built with little protection from air leaks, and unconditioned air from your space can easily be drawn into your home through gaps and small open spaces as your home naturally breathe. This can result in increased energy costs and decreased comfort levels.

Your home’s crawl space should be treated like other areas in your home, with proper insulation and air sealing. Insulation provides optimum efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality. Encapsulation offers temperature control and air sealing benefits and can reduce or eliminate moisture problems.

Standing water is often related to weather or drainage issues, which can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Moisture also often leads to wood rot and structural deterioration that affects your home’s structural integrity.

Once these issues are addressed, crawl space encapsulation can help protect your home’s interior and its residents from any mold growth or moisture problems. Contact G&S Insulation for an estimate.

Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, but that’s not technically correct. A “sealed” space means that air and moisture are kept out, and a dehumidifier is used to control relative humidity and temperature. An “encapsulated” space is one that has wrapped foundation walls.

Encapsulation is a bigger job, but it’s often necessary to lower your energy bills and eliminate recurring problems.

The air in your home’s crawl space seeps inside through the floor and around heating and air ducts, and that air can affect indoor air quality, causing breathing issues and other respiratory problems. If you family is in Little Rock, Springdale, or Jonesboro, it’s critical that you let the trusted professionals at G&S Insulating perform crawl space encapsulation services.

Our experienced team will take the necessary steps to address these issues head on by applying mold spray before we begin to encapsulate the space. Our team will also seal air leaks by installing crawl space ceiling insulation, and we recommend adding a dehumidifier to tackle moisture problems. It may be necessary to install a sump pump to remove standing water.

Yes! Our team knows how important crawl spaces are to your home, and we specialize in encapsulation and insulation services for homeowners in the Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro, AR areas.

Many homeowners never even think about their crawl space, but this little area plays a big role in your home’s energy bills, comfort level, and maintaining a healthy living environment. We’ve been serving the area since 2001 and provide a host of other services —including fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation, and cellulose insulation. Call us for an estimate and to discuss insulation services in greater detail.