Crawlspace Encapsulation

Unfinished crawlspaces and dirt basements can lead to dampness, mould, and even structural damage. At Wet Basement Solutions, we can encapsulate your space with a sealed moisture barrier.

Why Moisture Barriers Are Important

Moisture barriers are a fundamental part of crawlspace wrapping—they help preserve the integrity and health of your home. They serve as an impenetrable shield against excessive moisture, harmful gases, and unwanted pests that can infiltrate your living environment. By encapsulating your basement with a specialized barrier, we can:

  • Prevent moisture and contaminants from entering your home
  • Safeguard structural soundness
  • Maintain a dry, healthy atmosphere within your crawlspace or basement

Our Solutions

We offer comprehensive crawlspace wrapping services to ensure your home stays moisture-free. Our team will first address any water penetration issues, resolving foundation cracks and leak problems if needed. Once we tackle drainage concerns, we’ll encapsulate your space with a specialized, sealed vapour barrier.
Whether you have an unfinished crawlspace or dirt basement, our solution effectively “wraps” the area, creating an impermeable shield that keeps unwanted moisture, pests, and gases at bay, preserving a dry, clean environment. Depending on your unique needs, we offer the following:

Signs You Need Crawlspace Wraps

Recognizing the need for crawlspace encapsulation is crucial. Watch for signs such as persistent dampness, musty odours, visible mould growth, or sagging floors. High humidity levels, increased energy bills, and uncomfortable indoor environments may also be indicators. If you notice any of these issues, our professionals can address these problems, improving your home’s air quality, structural integrity, and overall comfort.Enhancing your awareness of the necessity for crawlspace encapsulation is key to maintaining the health and safety of your home. Keep an eye out for several telltale signs that suggest the need for professional intervention:

  • Persistent Dampness: Constant moisture in your crawlspace is a red flag, indicating the presence of water seepage or inadequate ventilation. This condition can lead to a host of issues if left unchecked.
  • Musty Odours: A clear indication of moisture problems is the presence of a musty or earthy smell emanating from the crawlspace. These odours can permeate your living spaces, affecting the overall air quality in your home.
  • Visible Mould Growth: The sight of mould or mildew in your crawlspace is a serious concern. Mould thrives in damp environments and can compromise the air quality, potentially leading to health issues for occupants.
  • Sagging Floors: Moisture damage can weaken the structural components of your crawlspace, leading to sagging or uneven floors above. This not only poses a structural risk but can also affect the aesthetic appeal of your home.
  • High Humidity Levels: Excessive humidity in your home, particularly in the lower levels, is often a sign that your crawlspace is retaining moisture. This can lead to discomfort and contribute to the deterioration of building materials.
  • Increased Energy Bills: An unsealed crawlspace can lead to inefficiencies in heating and cooling, driving up your energy costs. Proper encapsulation helps to maintain a consistent temperature, contributing to energy savings.
  • Uncomfortable Indoor Environments: If your home struggles to maintain a comfortable temperature or suffers from poor air quality, the root of the problem may lie in an unprotected crawlspace.
  • Insect and Pest Infestations: An unencapsulated crawlspace can provide an ideal breeding ground for pests and insects, which can then infiltrate other parts of your home, posing health risks and potential damage.

Addressing these issues through professional crawlspace encapsulation can significantly improve your home’s air quality, enhance the structural integrity, and increase the overall comfort and well-being of your living environment. Our team of professionals is equipped to offer tailored solutions that will safeguard your home against these risks, providing you with peace of mind and long-term protection.

Before & After

We’ve encapsulated crawlspaces for thousands of happy homeowners since 2008. Before and after of a crawlspace encapsulation in Pembroke, Ontario.

Why Wet Basement Solutions?

At Wet Basement Solutions, we bring industry-leading expertise and technologies to tackle your wet basement problems at the source. We know that crawlspaces and dirt basements can be big culprits for water damage, mould, and structural flaws, which is why we have effective solutions backed by our lifetime warranty. We care about keeping your property and family safe, helping homeowners since 2008!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about crawlspace wrapping? Explore the answers to some frequently asked questions:

Crawlspace wrapping, also known as encapsulation, involves sealing your crawlspace with a moisture barrier. It’s crucial because it prevents excessive moisture, gas infiltration, and pest infestations, protecting your home’s structure and indoor air quality.

The cost of crawlspace encapsulation can vary based on factors like the size of the space and the chosen wrapping method. This investment delivers long-term benefits, including energy saving and structural protection, and avoids water leaks in the long run.

The timeline depends on the specific project, but it typically involves an assessment, addressing any water issues, and then the installation of the barrier. We can provide you with a clear timeline during the consultation.

Periodic maintenance can ensure the continued effectiveness of the moisture barrier. This can be as simple as checking humidity levels and taking measures to dehumidify if needed.

While crawlspace encapsulation is highly effective, it may not address all potential sources of moisture, such as plumbing leaks or roof issues. It primarily focuses on moisture intrusion from below your home.