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Serving Newtown, CT, Advanced Basement Solutions offers crawlspace encapsulation and sealing services are measures taken to create a moisture barrier and improve the overall condition of a crawlspace beneath a home. Crawlspaces are common in many houses and serve as an accessible area between the ground and the first floor. However, if not properly managed, crawlspaces can be susceptible to moisture issues, leading to problems such as mold growth, wood rot, and poor indoor air quality. Here’s an overview of our Newtown crawlspace encapsulation and sealing services:

  1. Inspection:
    • We begin by inspecting the crawlspace to assess its current condition, identifying any signs of moisture, mold, or other issues.
  2. Moisture Control:
    • Addressing moisture issues is our primary goal. This can involve fixing any plumbing leaks, ensuring proper drainage around the foundation, and addressing groundwater intrusion.
  3. Vapor Barrier Installation:
    • The installation of a vapor barrier is a key component of encapsulation. A heavy-duty polyethylene liner is placed on the crawlspace floor and sometimes up the walls to create a barrier against moisture vapor. This helps prevent water evaporation from the ground entering the crawlspace.
  4. Crawlspace Ventilation:
    • Depending on the climate and specific circumstances, we may recommend sealing off crawlspace vents to prevent humid air from entering and causing condensation.
  5. Sealing Foundation Cracks:
    • Address any cracks or gaps in the foundation walls to prevent water infiltration. This may involve applying sealants or using other waterproofing methods.
  6. Crawlspace Insulation:
    • Install insulation in the crawlspace to help regulate temperature and reduce energy costs. Insulation may be added to the walls or between the floor joists.
  7. Dehumidification:
    • In areas with high humidity levels, installing a dehumidifier can help control moisture and prevent mold growth.
  8. Air Sealing:
    • Seal gaps and openings in the crawlspace, including around pipes, vents, and utility penetrations. This prevents outside air from entering and conditioned air from escaping.
  9. Sump Pump Installation:
    • In cases where groundwater intrusion is a concern, a sump pump may be installed to remove excess water and prevent flooding.
  10. Termite Treatment:
    • If termites are a potential threat in your region, contractors may include termite treatments as part of the encapsulation process.
  11. Regular Maintenance:
    • Provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the encapsulation system.

Crawlspace encapsulation and sealing services by Advanced Basement Solutions are designed to create a controlled environment that minimizes moisture and improves the overall health of the crawlspace. This, in turn, can have positive effects on the indoor air quality and structural integrity of the home. Contact us today at (203) 274-8802 to schedule a quick no-cost quote! You can click the following link to view some of our 5-star Reviews.