Crawl space encapsulation - Particularly for residences and commercial properties located within the American Midwest - is an excellent way to get rid of moisture and molds. These sorts of moistures and molds can cause elevated radon levels - which can, in turn, break down into radioactive particles with many health hazards associated with them.
Factors to Consider When Calculating Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost
As with any other job involved with the mitigation of dangerous radioactive particles, the cost of crawl space encapsulation for your property will greatly depend upon said property’s size, location, and the specific dimensions of the crawl space itself. Additionally, it will be vital to the project at hand to also consider the factors below as well.
When it comes to performing a crawl space encapsulation job for your property - and calculating potential cost beforehand - it is important you consider the materials necessary for the completion of such a job. These materials could, of course, include adhesives, foam, dehumidifiers, and insulation.
While collecting supplies together may involve hurdles of one kind - finding the right professionals for a crawl space encapsulation project is no easy task in and of itself. However, if you wish to ensure the job is done safely, efficiently - and in the most optimal manner possible - we would recommend you seek professional help - such as with us here at Lifetime Radon Mitigation.
Crawl space size
When calculating the potential cost of a crawl space encapsulation job - it is, unsurprisingly, essential to consider the size of the specific crawl space requiring encapsulation in the first place! This will help determine the amount of materials and duration/expertise of labor which will be involved on the job.
Crawl space condition
Along with the consideration of crawl space size - the actual condition of the crawl space itself will also be a huge factor involved in determining the cost of your crawl space encapsulation job. How much mold and moisture have built up there over time? This, of course, will help to determine both cost and duration.
Prior to the actual performance of the crawl space encapsulation job for your property - an inspection will also have to be performed - to determine such factors as listed here. This will help professionals - such as us here at Lifetime Radon Mitigation - determine what, exactly, will be involved with the specific job.
As opposed to waterproofing a crawl space, crawl space encapsulation requires no vapor barriers, which merely overlap over the floor. Encapsulation systems, on the other hand, cover the whole floor, walls, and even wood framing! As a result of this thorough encapsulation, a far stronger barrier is established - far more capable of warding off moisture, mold, mildew, and other such pests.
Along with the mitigation of radon and mold - encapsulating crawl spaces is also a fantastic way of reducing pests which can populate the properties of those who work and reside in the area.
The final factor to consider when attempting to calculate the cost of a crawl space encapsulation job is to ensure you are aware of the cost and duration of time it will take to finish the job - giving that crawl space encapsulation job the care and polish it deserves.
Additional Costs and Considerations
Additional costs and considerations to weigh carefully while planning a crawl space encapsulation job can include - but are certainly not limited to - any unforeseen damage within your crawlspace, inclement weather, the experience of the team performing the encapsulation in the first place - and, of course, high radon levels requiring the installation of radon mitigation systems.
Average Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost
The average cost for the completion of a crawl space encapsulation can run anywhere from $1,500 to $30,000 - however most property owners can expect around $15,750.
Crawl Space Encapsulation Maintenance Costs
These crawl space encapsulation installation numbers, of course, do not include the maintenance costs associated with such systems. Indeed, in order to ensure the encapsulation stays encapsulated - a property owner will really have to stay on the ball.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, find a few frequently asked questions finally answered when it comes to crawl space encapsulation.
Do I need a crawl space encapsulation?
Yes, if you would like to mitigate the amount of mold, mildew, and other such pests accumulating within your property’s various crawlspaces. You and your loved ones’ health and safety could be at stake!
Is crawl space encapsulation worth the cost?
Also - yes. When it comes to the health, wellbeing, and safety of those who live, work, and/or otherwise pass through your property - there can be no limit to the cost.
Is a crawl space encapsulation necessary?
Particularly for property owners with properties located within the American Midwest, the mitigation of such radioactive, naturally occuring particles radon produces crawl space encapsulation an urgent necessity.
What's the difference between a vapor barrier and insulation?
As stated above, while vapor barriers and other waterproofing solutions merely cover crawl space floors, insulation and encapsulation cover the floors, the walls, and even the wood paneling.