Construction and Contractors: All in a Day's Work

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Construction and Contractors: All in a Day's Work

Can you imagine being a contractor? You start you morning by picking up supplies at the local building store. You drop off those supplies at one job site, and then you drive to another job site where you spend four hours mudding drywall. As that dries, you make calls to some of your suppliers, and then you meet with a client about a new job across town. As evening rolls in, you drive back to the other construction site and sand down some of that drywall. If this sound like a fun day to you, then you've stumbled on the right blog! This is a blog about construction, and you'll fit right in.


Get Your Crawl Space Encapsulated

If you have a crawl space under your house, you might not think that you are going to have any significant problems with it. However, mold can grow in your crawl space. When that mold releases spores, they will not only spread out through the crawl space, but they can also get into your house. That can cause breathing problems for anyone in your house. One way that you can handle that is to have your crawl space encapsulated. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation

This process involves sealing off your entire crawl space and making it so that the space isn't inviting to any mold growing in it. There are several steps to the process, and it may take a few days to make sure that everything is done properly. 


The first part of the process is to apply fungicide to the crawl space. The goal is to get rid of any mold or mold spores that are already there. You want to have a clean surface to get started because the next part of the process could disturb any mold or spores that are already there. Once the fungicide has been applied, the contractor may want to wait a couple of days until it has had its chance to work.


The next step is to install some heavy-duty plastic. The plastic is going to be quite thick, and it will be installed on the floor and walls of the crawl space. The plastic is going to act as a moisture barrier. Keeping moisture out of the crawl space is going to help your foundation and keep it from getting damaged. It will also keep more mold from growing in your crawl space. After the barrier has been installed, the contractor can install some insulation and make sure that air isn't getting in anywhere. 


The final step is to install a dehumidifier in the crawl space. Too much humidity can give mold a good place to get started again, and you don't want to go through the time and expense of encapsulating your crawl space only for the problem to come back. The dehumidifier will keep the humidity level at desired levels. 

Your crawl space is an important part of your home. You need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to make sure it is as well taken care of as the rest of the house. Getting it encapsulated is one way to do that. 

Contact a crawl space mold encapsulation service, such as MPHI Home Specialists, for more information.