Sealed Crawl Space

The crawl space beneath your home or office is the source of approximately 60% of the air you breathe inside which can be especially concerning to those who suffer with asthma and allergies.

Sealing your crawl space will remove existing mold and prevent future mold growth.

Benefits of a Sealed Crawl Space

  • Improved indoor air quality, improved health of your building
  • Greater energy efficiency and lower utility bills
  • Potential tax credit for homeowners

From the IRS:

Residential Energy Property Credit (Section 1121): The new law increases the energy tax credit for homeowners who make energy efficient improvements to their existing homes. The new law increases the credit rate to 30 percent of the cost of all qualifying improvements and raises the maximum credit limit to $1,500 for improvements placed in service in 2009 and 2010.Read the full details on the IRS Website Speak to your accountant to determine if you qualify for the tax credit

Sealed Crawl spaces are recommended for homes and businesses that

  • Are in areas with a high water table or high humidity
  • Have demonstrated a history of past crawl space mold
  • Building where landscaping inhibits natural air flow through existing vents leading to mold growth
  • Building with a history of ‘sick building’ syndrome

Sealing a Crawl Space involves the following process

  • A strong vapor barrier stretched across the interior footprint of the foundation, wall to wall and up the peers
  • Foam board is used to seal vapor barrier around walls and peers
  • Fiber glass insulation is removed and replaced
  • Existing mold on wood surfaces is encapsulated on wood surfaces with inhibiting agent
  • Foundation vents are sealed to create an air tight environment
  • A dehumidifier and drain are installed and sealed
  • Clean air is pumped in to create positive air pressure in the crawl space

Contact us to learn more about the benefits, the process and a FREE ESTIMATE of cost of sealing your crawl space  at 919-832-8151 or reach Atlantic Corp. by email.