Crawl spaces make an appearance in homes across Georgia, settled in the dirt beneath the ground floor. Generally inconsequential, crawl spaces largely exist in peace, but when issues arise, taking action is critically important. When not properly protected, crawl spaces can be the entrance point for rodents and termites, compromising the safety and structural integrity of your home.
If you’re experiencing pest problems that aren’t able to be resolved with consistent treatment, your crawl space may be the culprit. The right pest control resources can provide an end to your crawl space headaches, utilizing a sophisticated encapsulation process to keep excess moisture and unwanted pests as far away as possible.
Crawl space encapsulation is a process that protects a home from moisture, mold, mildew, and unwanted visitors. In essence, this requires covering the ground with a crawl space vapor barrier, sealing off the seams and junctions, sealing off all air vents, and insulation of the crawl space walls. When combined, this can effectively reduce the major challenges that arise with crawl spaces, keeping problems out and dryness in.
To determine why crawl space encapsulation is important, it’s first critical to understand why your crawl space becomes a problem in the first place.
In many homes, excess moisture buildup in the crawl space is at the root of the issue, and this can occur in many ways. Groundwater infiltration, water seepage through foundation cracks, and the presence of hot, humid air can all affect moisture levels within your crawl space, creating a hospitable environment for pests of all kinds. Wet wood is especially attractive to termites, leading to the increased likelihood of infestation. For homeowners who regularly treat for termites, seeing recurrences can be deeply distressing, leading to frustration and a lack of trust in pest care professionals.
A moisture barrier for crawl spaces can mitigate these circumstances, creating a controlled, dry environment that does not lead to increased pest problems.
Due to the connection between an improperly-treated crawl space and the invasion of unwanted bugs and rodents in the home, crawl space encapsulation is becoming an increasingly popular service for pest management companies. By providing a way to treat issues at the source rather than continuing on for months or years with treatments that are only addressing surface symptoms, it’s possible to provide preventative solutions that can negate the need for ongoing termite control.
At Triple Guard Pest Control, we are pleased to offer crawl space encapsulation services to better support your pest control needs. When you call with termite or rodent problems, we will fully inspect your property, investigate your crawl space, and make suggestions as to an ideal approach to treatment. If you agree, we will provide a quote and move forward with encapsulation, working to waterproof and moisture-proof your crawl space to halt future pest infestations in their tracks. With our help, you’ll never have crawl space troubles again!
Choose the crawl space encapsulation Conyers GA knows and loves today and let us do what’s right for your home or business. Contact us now for a quote!