Crawl Space Encapsulation: Why You Should Have A Professional Get The Job Done

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Crawl Space Encapsulation: Why You Should Have A Professional Get The Job Done

17 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Are you thinking about completing your crawl space encapsulation yourself? Here are just a few good reasons to scrap that idea and consider hiring a professional to do the job instead.

Save Money on Supplies

To properly encapsulate your home's crawl space, you'll need access to a variety of tools and supplies that you probably don't already have sitting in your shed or garage. And you likely won't use most of the supplies that are needed for crawl space encapsulation again, so it doesn't really make sense to buy it all if you don't have to.

A professional will supply everything that's needed such as seal tape, foundation pins, seal tape, and vapor barrier. You won't have to worry about stocking any bulky supplies or buying any expensive tools to get the job done. You'll just pay your service provider the fee they quote you, which should make it easy to budget for the job overall.

Ensure an Effective Seal

Unless you already have experience with encapsulating crawl spaces, you will have to rely on reading manufacturer instructions and using a customer service hot line in order to figure out how to seal your crawl space. And you won't have anyone there to tell you when you've overlooked an important step or forgot to apply an adhesive somewhere.

Hiring a professional to encapsulate your crawl space will help ensure that everything is properly and effectively sealed and that you don't end up facing any problems with the encapsulation later on down the line. You can be sure that your crawl space will maintain its seal for many years to come so you can enjoy the protection you need and deserve without dealing with a lot of headaches.

Rely on an Expert Inspection

Another great reason to have a professional complete your crawl space encapsulation project is to make sure that your foundation and crawl space is properly inspected before any actual work gets started. This is important because the inspection will give your service provider an opportunity to catch any issues that are developing so they can be addressed and corrected before becoming serious problems in the future.

Plus, you want to make sure that everything is in good shape before you even consider sealing the crawl space. Not only can a professional do all the preliminary inspection work for you, but they can fix any problems they find before encapsulating your crawl space so you're left with a like-new structure that will hold up to wear and tear for many years to come.

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I have never been much of a DIY-er, but when I moved into my first home, I decided to try my hand at a few projects. My ideas blew up in my face--badly. I found myself struggling to put wiring back together and to repair the lawn that I had butchered. Instead of trying to clean up the mess and make things right on my own, I contacted a team of professional contractors for help. They were amazing to work with. They went through and worked room by room to repair my mistakes, and it was really incredible to see the difference they made.