Building your home off the ground is a good idea for a number of reasons. It helps keep out water, animals, and insects. Enclosing the raised area offers additional protection, but the more plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems that are crammed into that space the more complicated it becomes.
The modern crawlspace is a working system like your roof & attic or your kitchen. Many components make up the whole system, but unlike other home systems your crawlspace wasn't designed with every separate component in mind. They were all installed by different contractors with little knowledge of whether they would work together. This is one of the areas where problems occur.
Encapsulating your crawlspace is the way you tie the system together. After repairs are made to faulty components we close the crawlspace off completely from the outside and insulate the foundation walls. This practically eliminates many of the issues you can have like roaches and mice. Our super durable vapor barrier is installed and sealed around the foundation and at the seams making sure no moisture can get in from below. Lastly we install a dehumidifier and sump pump if needed to regulate the new enclosed environment.
Clean and neat the crawlspace is now a fully functional working system to support and protect your home!