Early spring brings the heaviest rain of the year to North Georgia. According to the National Weather Service, March is the wettest month of the year for the Atlanta and North Georgia regions. With that rain comes humidity in your crawl space. Crawl space encapsulation is a solution to moisture in the crawl space and can prevent issues such as mold, unwanted pests, and weakening structural support.
Mold is one of the most common issues in an unencapsulated crawl space. One of the reasons you do not want mold in your crawl space is that much of the air in your home comes from the crawl space. Regularly breathing in air contaminated by mold spores can exacerbate asthma and allergy symptoms and contribute to other respiratory issues if not mitigated.
Many pests thrive in dark, wet environments. Therefore, if you have moisture issues in your crawl space, you may also have pest issues. Crawl space encapsulation seals off the crawl space from moisture and dehumidifies the area. We also recommend installing a crawl space door to mitigate pests entering the area.
Wood frames are used to build most homes, and some of that wood frame is exposed in the crawl space. Whenever moisture is introduced to the crawl space, it can be very damaging to the wood frame and the home’s structural support. Excess humidity causes fungi growth that effectively eats away at the structural integrity of the wood. If left unchecked, the wood will be left decayed and highly weakened.
Crawl space encapsulation protects your crawl space from moisture and the problems it can cause. According to the National Weather Service, between 45-50 inches of rain falls each year in the Atlanta area, making crawl spaces in the region extremely vulnerable to moisture problems. Eliminate moisture in your crawl space with crawl space encapsulation. Call Crawlspaces and More at 800-701-9828 or receive a quote here.