Many homeowners choose to encapsulate their crawlspace with the typical foam board or spray in foam. Although these types of encapsulations can help your home be more energy efficient, they can also be a very conducive location for termites to live and thrive!
Every single day, we see homes that have been taken over by termites living between the foam encapsulation and the foundation wall. These expensive encapsulations have to be ripped out in order to treat for the termites. Many times, these homes are under a termite warranty by National Exterminating, and we have to cancel or void the warranty due to the encapsulation.
Once a crawlspace has been encapsulated our technicians cannot see the termite tubes because they are hidden. Putting foam on the foundation walls allows the termites to hide and they can go unseen for a longtime, often until it is too late.
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Take control of the moisture in your crawlspace with our Hybrid Controlled Encapsulation System! Our system will seal your crawlspace off and help it to breath. The heart of our Hybrid Controlled Encapsulation System is a dehumidifier that will sample the air for 3 minutes every hour and has the technology to calculate the need to decrease humidity. It knows when to work and when not to work. The moisture extracted from the air in the crawlspace is pumped outside of the crawlspace via a standalone condensation pump with electronic sensors.
Our Hybrid Controlled Encapsulation System maintains your crawlspace at an optimum relative humidity range for minimizing adverse health effects such as respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma. Crawlspace wood components are also kept healthy because they are now in an environment that will not support mildew and fungal growth. Our customers will also benefit from energy efficiency and cleaner, drier air on the interior of the home.
As a warning, other types of encapsulations will attempt to turn crawlspaces into a foam sandwich. Covering foundation walls gives inspectors nothing in which to do a visual inspection concealing termite activity. Should you have termites, foundation wall coverings such a foam boards or spray foam will have to be removed at the owners expense before we can do a proper inspection or treatment. Foundation wall coverings make it impossible for us to warranty a home against termites. Furthermore, when selling a home with covered foundation walls, few companies will take on the liability of writing a Termite and Moisture Letter, NPMA33 report for the seller due to the inability to properly inspect the crawlspace.
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