Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Got A Lot Of Moisture In Your Crawlspace? Use Crawlspace Encapsulation To Help


If you have a lot of moisture in your crawlspace, this can lead to mold and mildew building up. It can also cause wood to rot which leads to structural damage to your home. Another thing this moisture can attract are insects, such as termites. This is dangerous as you would not know the termites were there until it was much too late. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce this moisture, one of which is crawlspace encapsulation. Below is information about what crawlspace encapsulation is and how it is done. 

Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspace encapsulation involves lining your crawlspace with a barrier cover, generally made of polyethylene. This covers and seals the walls, floors, and ceiling in the crawlspace. Polyethylene looks and feels much like a lining you see in an inground swimming pool. The process should be done by a professional to ensure it is done correctly. They will make sure all spaces are completely covered and that no moisture can get into the crawlspace. 

Encapsulating Your Crawlspace

The first thing a contractor does is inspect the crawlspace and make any repairs that may need to be done. These may be holes or gaps in the crawlspace or piping that needs to be repaired. 

The contractor inspects the crawlspace for pests and may contact a pest control contractor if pests are found, such as termites. They then remove all insulation from the crawlspace. 

A layer of spray foam insulation is sprayed on the walls, floors, and ceiling. This is important as this will seal gaps around pipes and air ducts, holes, and vents. This also adds a layer of protection.

Once everything is sealed and all holes and gaps are covered, the next step is to apply the vapor barrier. They measure your crawlspace so they know how much vapor barrier they need to cut. They do the installation in sections making sure each piece is completely secure before moving on to the next area. 

Once finished, the contractor uses fasteners and a sealing tab to secure the barrier. They may test the moisture levels for a few days after the installation to ensure they are correct. The contractor may also add a dehumidifier inside the crawlspace to use for a few days if the moisture levels were very high. 

The contractor you hire to do the crawlspace encapsulation service can give you much more information on how this works and how long it will take them.  


3 May 2022