What is Crawlspace Encapsulation?
In a general sense, crawlspace encapsulation is the act of sealing your home’s crawl space off from outside elements. Crawlspaces are prone to high humidity, mold, rot, and general nastiness that can directly affect your quality of life throughout the rest of your home. About half of the air that you breathe in your home comes up from the lower level, so it’s very important to make sure that you take proper care of your crawlspace. Otherwise, the nastiness mentioned earlier will quickly find its way into your living areas.
So, where does WhiteCap fit into all this? What’s stopping you from just going to a retail store, buying crawl space liners, and installing them yourself? The answer is simple: The WhiteCap method is superior in every way. It is a complete system that has been proven to provide lasting, reliable protection against moisture in your crawlspace. Unlike what you might buy at a store or what you might find left behind in your home by builders, WhiteCap is designed to be a permanent solution to your crawlspace troubles. When it’s done, you won’t have to worry about your crawlspace again.
How Do We Do It?
Step 1: Cleanup
As with any crawlspace related project, the first step will be to clean things up. Crawlspaces are usually the most neglected areas of any home, and there will often be debris and damaged insulation that needs to be removed. We’ll also level the soil or gravel, take care of any mold or pests, and just generally make sure everything is ready for installation.
Step 2: Apply Drainage Matting + Liners
This part is where WhiteCap really stands out from the rest. First, WhiteCap Drainage Matting is applied as a base layer over the soil or gravel. With a unique dimple design, this maintains an air gap between the earth and the top layer of WhiteCap Liner. This process helps protect seams and overlaps in the sheeting, making it much more durable than any other method. Although the process itself remains basically the same, different homes sometimes require different kinds of liners. Your certified installer will be able to assist you in finding the best fit for your needs. You can learn more about the different styles here.
Step 3: Dehumidify
After all this work, it’s important to maintain the state of your crawlspace even further with a dehumidifier. The WhiteCap PureDry70 crawlspace dehumidifier will take care of the moisture and more. PureDry70 has a compact design that can fit even into the tightest crawlspaces and will dehumidify your crawlspace along with filtering mold, bacteria, and dust. This is the finishing touch in making sure the air inside your home is healthy and just pleasant overall.
Connect with a Local Installer
If you would like to learn more about all the great benefits of using the WhiteCap system in your home, please fill out our quick contact form here. From there, we will connect you with your local Certified WhiteCap Installer. Many of our certified installers even offer free inspections, so you won’t have to stress about expenses if you just want to take precautions. Get in touch with us today!