Crawl Space Encapsulation FAQs

Crawl Space Encapsulation FAQs

G&S Insulating specializes in crawl space encapsulation services in Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro. Proper insulation is important for all areas of your home. This is especially true of crawl spaces. Many crawl spaces are built with little protection from air leaks. Unconditioned air from your crawl 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. That’s where our expert crawl space encapsulation services come into play. Read some of our frequently asked questions and reach out to us if you still have questions about crawl space insulation.

Do I Need Crawl Space Encapsulation?

If you’re reading this, you probably need crawl space encapsulation. Your home’s crawl space should be treated like other areas in your home, with proper insulation and air sealing. Crawl space insulation provides optimum efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality. Encapsulating your crawl space offers temperature control and air sealing benefits and can reduce or eliminate moisture problems.

Why Does My Crawl Space Have Standing Water?

Standing water in your home’s crawl space is often related to whether or drainage. Heavy rainfall can lead to standing water in your crawl space. If your crawl space has standing water it’s important to address drainage issues. Once these issues are addressed, crawl space encapsulation can help protect your home’s interior and its residents from any mold growth or moisture issues. Contact G&S Insulation for an estimate.

Is a Sealed Crawl Space an Encapsulated Crawl Space?

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

What’s Wrong With Having a Wet Crawl Space?

Some homeowners in Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro might not think that a little bit of water in their crawl space is a cause for concern, but unfortunately, that’s not true. Wet or moist crawl spaces can come with big consequences. Standing water in your crawl space encourages the growth of mold and mildew. Moisture often leads to wood rot and structural deterioration. This deterioration can affect your home’s structural integrity.

How Does Crawl Space Air Get Into My Home?

The air in your home’s crawl space seeps into your home’s living space through the floor and around heating and air ducts. Air that comes from your crawl space can affect indoor air quality. Air from moldy crawl spaces can cause breathing issues and other respiratory problems. For your family’s health, it’s critical that you let the trusted professionals at G&S Insulating perform crawl space encapsulation services in Little Rock, Springdale, and Jonesboro.

How Do You Address Mold, Moisture, and Insulation?

Our experienced team will take the necessary steps to address these issues head-on. We’ll apply crawl space mold spray before we begin to encapsulate the space. Our team will also seal air leaks around the roof of your crawl space, and we recommend adding a crawl space dehumidifier to tackle moisture problems. It may be necessary to install a sump pump to remove standing water.

Can G&S Insulating Handle All My Crawl Space Needs?

Yes! Our team knows how important crawl spaces are to your home, and we specialize in crawl space 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. We’d be happy to work on your crawl space or install new gutters, and we also specialize in fireplaces. If you’re a homeowner, business owner, or commercial or multifamily contractor in Little Rock, Springdale, or Jonesboro, call us for an estimate and to discuss insulation services in greater detail.