Crawlspace Encapsulation

Approximately 40% of the air that is in the first floor of your home originated in the crawlspace. Since hot air rises and gets replaced by air from your crawlspace through a process called “Stack Effect”, you and your family become exposed to any poor air conditions that are present in your crawlspace. This means that if it is in your crawlspace, then it is in your home. Installing a crawlspace encapsulation system is the best way to prevent moisture and mold issues in your crawl space.

Risks of an Unsealed Crawlspace

Leaving a crawlspace unsealed is extremely risky as water and humidity can easily penetrate cinder-block walls and dirt floors. This dark, trapped, moist space along with all of the organic matter (like wood and insulation backing) give mold the perfect environment for expedited growth. Why is this a problem?

  • Mold can rise with warm air from your crawlspace into your home.
  • Humidity and moisture can cause dust, odors and allergens to enter your home.
  • High moisture and humidity can cause wood rot and damage other supportive materials.
  • Bugs and other pests are attracted to high moisture levels and warms spaces.
  • Moisture can cause deterioration of HVAC duct-work, water heaters, plumbing and insulation.
  • Increased energy bills due to the crawlspace having high humidity in the summer and cool air in the winter.

The Benefits of Crawlspace Encapsulation

Improved Air Quality in Home

Since a majority of the air in our homes originate in the crawlspace, it is important to have a clean and healthy space under your home. An encapsulation provides a barrier between the inside of your home and the outside environment which means in wet environments it keeps out moisture and mold and in in dry environments it keeps out dust and dust mites. In all cases, it provides a healthier living space for you and your family!

Elimination of Mold Producing Environment

Mold requires a source of moisture to thrive. A crawlspace encapsulation system includes the sealing of all cracks and vents, the installation of a vapor barrier on the floor and all walls as well as the installation of a dehumidifier. All of these things together ensure all possible moisture sources have been removed and mold cannot develop in your crawlspace.

Avoid Structural Damage from Moisture

By removing all sources of moisture, a crawlspace encapsulation removes the risk of water damaged wood and wood rot. Damaged wood can compromise the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your family.

Increase Energy Efficiency

Crawlspace encapsulations have been shown to reduce individual energy bills by as much as 15% per year! The encapsulation system serves also as a form of insulation and can help improve your homes energy efficiency.

The Crawlspace Encapsulation Process

Encapsulations are used to prevent moisture and humidity from entering your crawlspace by using a vapor barrier system, insulation and sealing all vents. Comprehensive crawlspace encapsulation encompasses a 4 stage process:

Clear Out Debris

The technicians start by clearing out all debris which includes moisture affected insulation, obsolete or deteriorated vapor barriers, and any trash that may be in the crawl space.

Remove Mold

Next and most importantly, we then physically remove ALL visible mold from the crawl space followed by a preventative fogging of all exposed wood members to prevent future fungal growth. We perform this treatment with every encapsulation to ensure that we aren’t sealing any mold spores into the crawl space. If we do not perform this preventative treatment, the mold spores would eventually make their way up into the living areas through stack effect.

Install Liners, Insulation & Vents

The Elite Moisture Solutions team would first seal off all the crawl space vents. Then, they would install a reinforced crawlspace liner on the ground and up all of the walls. The team will also apply the reinforced liner to all of the crawl space piers. Next, the technicians would install a Prodex insulation over the wall liner creating a strong barrier between your crawlspace and the outside elements.

Install Dehumidifier

Once the crawl space is fully sealed, we will install a permanent dehumidifier which will continuously regulate the space and ensure the average humidity level stays around 55%.

Customer Reviews

Brian Nestor
4/15/2020 - Google

Took care of the problem within a week, very important since we were in the middle of selling our house.

Julio Semanate
2/26/2020 - Google

They did an excellent job encapsulating our house's crawl space. They were attentive to details and to our requests. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.

H Knight
4/15/2020 - Google

BEN and their AMAZING CREW saved OUR HOUSE!!! Nightmare scenario - Google Fiber's contractor hit our main water line with a backhoe during their network install. After a year of denying the damages (which occurred on private property - a whole other saga), their insurance adjuster finally agreed to repair/replace our water line. BUT the City of Durham REFUSED to... read more

Marie Webster
3/15/2020 - Google

I found Chris to be punctual, friendly, professional and a very good listener . The tests were performed quickly with thorough explanation during that process. He was very know knowledgeable on air quality issues. I received my results as promised and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone with air quality concerns.

Jaime Montalvo
4/24/2020 - Google

Chris Toro with Elite Moisture was able to come out and give me a no obligation estimate and explained all that would need to be done. He was very professional and was able to help out in just a few days, get the job done and fix the issue. Would definitely recommend!

Sheryl Wheeler
9/21/2020 - Google

Chris is very knowledgeable. He completely renovated our crawl space.We had water issues under the house and Elite Moisture Solutions came in and tookcare of business...Complete drain system around perimeter. All walls, ground area and footerswrapped and sealed, Dehumidifier....the works! Changed the entire climate under the house. Chris was very knowledgeable and had excellent communication at all times. ... read more

AMG Dynamics
6/11/2020 - Google

I am a Property Manager for several commercial buildings. I had a foot of sitting water in my crawl space. Chris and his team were very professional and did a thorough job. They went above and beyond to ensure that my issue was fully addressed. I would highly recommend Elite Moisture Solutions and will definitely use them going forward.

Steve Hartnett
2/15/2020 - Google

Chris and Ben did such a good job explaining the moisture and mold issues I had in my crawl space. They were very punctual and reasonably priced. If anyone ever needs their crawl space encapsulated, give them a call! Highly recommended!

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    Service Areas

    Elite Moisture Solutions provides crawl space encapsulation and sealing services to homes and companies throughout the central North Carolina cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Sanford, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Zebulon, Garner, Clayton, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Smithfield, Benson, Lillington, and Angier.

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    1Loans provided by EnerBank USA, Member FDIC, (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit, for a limited time. Repayment terms vary from 24 to 132 months. Interest waived if repaid in 365 days. 17.99% fixed APR, effective as of November 1, 2020, subject to change. Interest starts accruing when the loan closes.

    2Loans provided by EnerBank USA, Member FDIC, (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit, for a limited time. Repayment term is 60 months. 4.99% fixed APR. Minimum loan amounts apply. The first monthly payment will be due 30 days after the loan closes.