Ever heard of sick house syndrome? Well over the years it has been identified that crawlspaces are linked directly to many health and respiratory issues, because damp dirty crawlspaces overtime become breeding grounds for bacteria, fungi, mold and allergens.
Crawlspaces can also be responsible for critical energy consumption due to air leaks in the floor assembly and foundation allowing cold air to enter the crawlspace in cold months and high humidity and hot temperatures during summer months.
A well encapsulated, well insulated crawlspace can reduce energy, improve home comfort and improve home health while adding significant value to your home.
Install a full plastic membrane or a concrete slab on every crawlspace floor. Properly seal & insulate foundation walls. This is the number one preventive measure that in most cases is much more useful than ventilation.
I had my crawlspace encapsulated and insulated two years ago. My floors are so much warmer and my utility bills went down from what they were running in previous months. I'm just so thankful I had this work done by such a great bunch of guys. They really took care of me!