Before we transform this crawl space, we'll need to get all the debris out. The main items include the old, worn and dated existing vapor barrier (in bags) and all the damp, sagging insulation (yellow puff).
Two things to notice here is how dirty the vapor barrier is. A lot of dirt is coming up and over the "barrier". Not much of a "barrier" if you ask me. What else could be getting through. Also the yellow clumps on the ground are fallen insulation. The insulation weighs too much after soaking up enough water, and falls from the ceiling.
The captured water has to be removed somehow. A mechanical sump pump effectively sucks up and removes water to a safe distance away from the foundation. By installing a dehumidifier, we can successfully condition ALL the air inside the crawl space.
By blocking off all vents with Everlast Vent Covers, we can ensure that we are conditioning 100% of the air under the home.
Condition your crawl space via complete encapsulation is not only a service home owners are having installed but is becoming a regular part of home building as a part of the original construction. By controlling groundwater seepage, isolation the ground from the earth, conditioning the air and closing off crawl space vents, home owners can enjoy healthier living, increased home comfort and economic saving.
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