ENCAPSULATION & WATERPROOFING
Let the experts at Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair fix and prevent water damage to your Charlotte home. We offer crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing services to reduce wood rot and moisture build up. We are headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, but extend our services to all parts of the Carolinas.
Following thorough excavation, diligent crack repair, and the application of waterproofing materials, our experienced crews install an exterior drain and backfill the area with gravel to ensure optimal results.
Wood members inside your crawl space are subject to moisture damage, pest damage, dry rot, and warping. Our certified repair crews are experienced in replacing all components of a floor system, including bandsill, girders, joists, and subfloors.
Moisture in your crawl space can lead to unexpected problems. It can lead to mold, reduced air quality and can rot your flooring and foundation. The experts at Falcone Crawl Space can remove the excess moisture and resolve the issue before it leads to any more problems.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl space encapsulation is a popular solution for many moisture issues. It effectively addresses humidity and moisture concerns homeowners have. Encapsulation seals the crawl space from the ground, walls, outside air, and water intrusion, preventing damage to your home. This process involves installing a vapor barrier on the ground and walls, sealing all seams, and sealing off foundation vents, blocking moisture and humidity from seeping in. Encapsulating your crawl space also improves indoor air quality by reducing mold and mildew, while helping you save on energy bills by maintaining optimal temperatures throughout the year.
The Major Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation:
You need to control your crawl space, and not the other way around. NOT having your crawl space encapsulated can lead to high humidity and wood moisture. If you are living in the South, you know for a fact we need reduced humidity, and in few places is this more important than your crawl space. High humidity and wood moisture can extend to your flooring and structure. This can lead to mold, wood rot, wood destroying insects and fungal growth. This can further extend to the wood needing to be replaced. Crawl space encapsulation prevents potential moisture buildup.
Falcone doesn’t really need to be the one to tell you, but fresh air is vitally important to your health. Encapsulating your crawl space in Charlotte, NC, or anywhere in the Carolinas is one of the best ways you can keep the air quality at premium levels. It helps eliminate allergies, can improve productivity (important if you work from home), and can improve your overall wellness. Sealing off your crawl space with encapsulation reduces the amount of toxins in the air and doesn’t every homeowner want that?
Up Your Resale Value
If you’re an older home considering selling or perhaps located in a historic district, crawl space encapsulation can really add your resale value. You are essentially safeguarding a part of the house, ensuring that the next residents’ don’t have to deal with any crawl space issues, encapsulation, waterproofing, or beyond. All Falcone encapsulation warranties are transferable to the new owner should you decide to sell your property.
A lot of crawl spaces are filled with cobwebs, dirt, and grime and often sit there, as unused space. By encapsulating, you can unlock extra square footage for storage that you didn’t have before, keeping them safe from moisture damage. Whether your home in the Carolinas is big or small, we could all do with a bit more space for our valuables.
Keep the Bugs at Bay
Bugs, insects, rodents, vermin (whatever you call them) are often referred to as “pests” for a reason and your crawl space, in the depths of your household, just happens to be where they like to take up residence. It can be dark, musty, and contain easy access points for the creepy crawlies to enter. Crawl space encapsulation creates a barrier and helps secure any points of access, ultimately keeping your home less prone to inviting any unwanted “guests.”
During the initial conversation, we set a convenient time for a free, onsite inspection. Falcone will see whether encapsulation for your Charlotte residence is what you truly need.
Based on the inspection, the technician will provide you with a detailed report of all needed repairs and may recommend encapsulation. The price of an encapsulation project truly depends on the size and scope of your home, whether in Charlotte proper or the surroundings areas.
Once the encapsulation is decided upon, Falcone will call to coordinate a time that best accommodates your schedule.
Before encapsulation begins, the technician may perform some preparatory work. This could involve clearing debris and cleaning the crawl space to ensure a clean and safe working environment.
The primary goal of crawl space encapsulation is to control moisture. This typically involves installing a moisture barrier, like a heavy-duty vapor barrier or liner, on the crawl space floor and walls. Proper drainage systems, such as a sump pump or perimeter drains, may also be installed to manage water effectively.
Depending on the recommendations, our installation team may add or upgrade insulation to improve energy efficiency. An encapsulation involves installing a dehumidifier and sealing the crawl space vents to prevent outside air from entering and creating a conditioned and moisture controlled space.
After encapsulation is completed, a final inspection will be conducted to ensure that all work has been done according to the agreed-upon specifications and Falcone's standards. We want your Charlotte encapsulation to be protect your home and provide peace of mind for years to come.
Falcone Crawl Space has been a pleasure to work with. Punctual, reasonably priced and transparent about the process. Jeremy did an amazing job and gave great additional information for future use with our home here in Charlotte, NC. Highly recommend.
Falcone was quick and listened to my concerns. The job was done well and I am very pleased. Will use their services in the future and highly recommend to anyone living in Charlotte or the nearby area.
Encapsulation refers to the process of sealing and protecting the crawl space or basement of a home to prevent moisture intrusion and improve indoor air quality.
A plastic vapor barrier belongs under most homes with crawl spaces to keep soil moisture consistent and prevent vapors from rotting your wood floor system.
At Falcone, vapor barrier installations are led by Falcone Certified™ Vapor Barrier Installers. The service includes: removing debris from crawl space, tacking up loose wires/ductwork/insulation and installing a 10-mil poly vapor barrier on the soil throughout your crawl space.
Signs that your home may require encapsulation include musty odors, high humidity levels, condensation on windows, visible mold growth, uneven floors, or increased energy bills.
Waterproofing safeguards your home against water damage, including leaks and seepage. It helps to maintain a dry and healthy living environment while preventing structural deterioration and costly repairs.