Asked by: Svenska Cachazaasked in category: General Last Updated: 29th May, 2020
Why should you not encapsulate a crawl space?
Beside this, should I encapsulate my crawl space?
Yes, bringing the crawl space into the conditioned space is generally recommended as a way to prevent crawlspace moisture problems (I assume this is what you mean by encapsulate). This means: sealing vents to the exterior. sealing the dirt floor with polyethylene sheeting (at least 6 mil), or concrete.
Subsequently, question is, does crawl space encapsulation add value? An encapsulated crawl space can add value to your home because of the benefits it provides. Crawl space encapsulation not only prevents moisture from penetrating your home, but it helps create more safe, secure storage space.
In this way, why would you encapsulate your crawl space?
Since water vapor enters the crawl space from the ground (even through cement), many people are encapsulating their crawl space to keep the moisture out. Adding a crawl space vapor barrier and dehumidifier is widely accepted as the best way to improve indoor air quality and make energy improvements inside your home.
What is the average cost to encapsulate a crawl space?