If you need to help the planet, the world and our environment by finding green ways to change and improve efficiency around your property, you are to be commended. There are still people who, when asked about saving the environment, picture the air, the trees, that oceans and wildlife in their heads and think some magic environmental expert somewhere is taking care of company. We all need to do our part.
Besides recycling, switching light bulbs or using energy efficient appliances, we can drop our carbon footprint by sealing a crawlspace in our home. Did you know that almost 70% of the houses with North and South Carolina have crawl space foundations? Is your house one of them? Did you notice any allergy troubles within your family? Are your energy bills high? Smelling any foul odors recently? Your crawlspace and its issue are probably in direct relation to some or all of these results.
The crawlspace of our home is often a neglected division of concern, yet moisture buildup, mold and bacteria growth and mustiness are all very real problems having an effect on the health and energy efficiency of the house. If you see any drywall cracks or unevenness to the floor to your crawlspace (or any basement with dirt floor) or smell any musty or foul odors you may want some repair work. If you have heightened allergy or asthma symptoms during the warm weather season, you could probably profit by sealed crawlspace solution.
Crawlspace encapsulation is a green, environmentally sensible solution, helping you and the planet at the same time. It’s a really process of preventing moisture from entering the crawl space either from the dirt below or from the outside the house and then closing vents and completely sealing it for a sterile environment. A 7 layer barrier, put in over walls and floor, prevents mold and bacteria growth. The white covering makes the area better, cleaner, and healthier.
Besides significant energy savings of up to 20% of your air/conditioning and heating costs, exemplified crawlspace means no moisture, mold or musky odors in your house. Additional storage space, created by crawlspace sealing, accelerates a resale property value of your home. Indoor air quality is improved and levels of radon, mold, and other substances in your home are decreased.
This is just one more way that you can help save the environment by applying a green solution to the home. A sealed crawlspace equals to a healthy and efficient home.