Crawl Space Encapsulation in Chicago

A wet crawl space can lead to a variety of problems for your home and health. An unprotected crawl space will become saturated with moisture, causing the humidity and temperature within the crawl space to rise. That warmer air then rises and enters your home or your commercial building, bringing with it musty smells, mold spores, and humidity. Not to mention the fact that excess moisture in your crawl space can lead to structural damage.

At USS IL, we offer Chicago and surrounding area homeowners our crawl space encapsulation service—a waterproofing system that helps protect your home from devastating water damage. Enjoy improved energy-efficiency and additional storage space today. Call United Structural Systems of Illinois to get started with your free inspection and complimentary quote!

What is crawl space encapsulation?

Crawl space encapsulation is the process of completely sealing your crawl space off from the outside world and controlling the environment within it. This involves several steps, from installing vapor barriers to the utilization of a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels at their optimal level.

Crawl space repair is a process that combines a wall liner with crawl space dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from your crawl space. The crawl space vapor barrier may be the best solution for reducing moisture damage in your home and improving the air your family breathes. You can combine this system with other water removal services we offer, such as sump pump or French drain installation.

Is it a good idea to encapsulate your crawl space?

It’s not only a good idea to encapsulate your crawl space, but it’s also one of the most effective methods of controlling your home’s stability and efficiency. Water vapor enters your crawl space through the ground—even if you have a concrete floor in your crawl space—so encapsulating is the only way you can guarantee you’re not getting water infiltration. A moisture barrier prevents moisture from damaging your home.

Crawl space encapsulation offers the following advantages:

  • Improved air quality
  • Additional storage space
  • Enhanced energy efficiency
  • Prevention of pests such as termites and carpenter ants
  • Prevention of mold and mildew growth
  • Protection against structural damage
  • Reduction or elimination of musty smells in your home 
  • Saves you money in water damage repair costs 
  • Slims down your energy bill
  • Makes your home more appealing to potential buyers
  • Prevention of health problems associated with exposure to damp air

How much does crawl space encapsulation cost?

The cost of crawl space encapsulation will vary depending on the specific waterproofing systems installed, as well as whether significant damage needs to be repaired prior to the encapsulation process. At USS IL, we offer complimentary inspections, during which we can provide a better idea of how much your encapsulation system will cost.

Call USS for Crawl Space Encapsulation in Chicago!

At United Structural Systems of Illinois, we are here to help you improve indoor air quality, prevent mold growth and wood rot, increase your home’s usable space, and reduce moisture problems. A crawl space encapsulation system may be the answer to your home’s waterproofing problems. Learn more about how a crawl space vapor barrier can improve your home’s structural integrity, energy costs, and get you the better air quality you and your family deserve.

A crawl space liner really can prevent common problems associated with moisture in the home. It’s time to remove the risk of mold, lower your energy use, prevent structural problems, improve your air, and protect your home from water damage. Talk to a member of our team about crawl space insulation. Crawlspace encapsulation is what we do best, so call United Structural Systems of Illinois and get a free inspection and estimate.