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Crawl Space Encapsulation in NJ

Elevate property protection with Hale Built Group's certified crawl space encapsulation. As a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), we ensure structural integrity by addressing moisture and pests, enhancing your living environment and property value. Experience certified expertise in crawl space encapsulation today.
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Encapsulation in NJ and the Mid-Atlantic

A crawl space is an often undervalued and overlooked part of a home. However, it becomes unusable when your crawl space has excess moisture or is infested with pests. More seriously, moisture in a crawl space can spell trouble for your health and the structural integrity of your home.

That's why Hale Built's encapsulation service provides solutions for issues that creep up from nowhere. New Jersey property owners have relied on Hale Built's expert contractors for cost-efficient and long-lasting solutions for basement and crawl space encapsulation projects.

Our technicians are certified and trained to help you with the best solution for your crawl space. Our thermal or moisture barrier insulation, drainage systems, and sump pumps ensure that all excess moisture is eliminated and your home stays dry throughout the year! So don't let a wet or infested crawl space ruin your quality of life.

Call Hale Built today and get a quote for your next residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial encapsulation project!

Crawl Space vs. Basement Encapsulation

It is an age-old debate - crawl space versus basement encapsulation. Both have pros and cons, but ultimately, you must choose the one that best meets your needs. Many argue that there is no difference between basements and crawl spaces, though Hale Built begs to differ. With encapsulation, we like to understand the distinctions and intricacies between each room's usage; this is no different for crawl spaces and basements when working on a home. 

Crawl spaces provide some access to plumbing and wiring, saving time for those needing to work on them. However, the main disadvantage of this option is the potential for moisture damage since air from outside can quickly enter and condense within unsealed spaces. Crawl spaces are also mainly used for storage and are considered much less livable than basements, though they tend to be easier to heat and keep dry.

Basements are usually meant to be lived in, often insulated, and often hold rooms for laundry, furnaces & heaters, and storage. Encapsulation keeps moisture out and helps maintain a consistent temperature throughout the space. It also provides better insulation against outside noise and vibration, which can be crucial in some residential regions or businesses. Although additional projects such as waterproofing may be necessary when installing a basement encapsulation system, the most significant added benefit is improved energy efficiency and livable space in the long run.

Some other notable differences between the two include the size, purpose, flooring, and encapsulation cost. Basements are more prominent on average, with a height of 8ft, unlike the 3ft average height of a crawl space. Crawl spaces usually need to be completed and often left with a slab or dirt flooring. However, it usually costs much less to encapsulate than basements.

When Should You Consider Crawl Space Encapsulation in NJ?

Keeping crawl spaces dry saves you money and protects your home. For example, suppose your crawl space is leaking or steadily damp, harboring uninvited vermin, developing mold or rot, or poor indoor air quality. In that case, encapsulation may be a good option. Crawl space encapsulation involves installing materials such as a crawl space vapor barrier on the floor and walls of crawl space areas and improving crawl space insulation cost-effectiveness. If done correctly, crawl space encapsulation is a practical step in preserving your crawlspace from further water damage by creating a high-grade seal between the soil and crawlspace air.

Encapsulation can sometimes be seen as an optional method of foundation maintenance or repair, yet many may need to learn the lurking danger that comes with ignoring a moist, infested, or rotting crawl space. When a crawl space is exposed to various deteriorative states for an extended period, your home and family may be at risk of structural or life-threatening damage. Luckily, Hale Built's experts can identify the root of your crawl space issue and create a unique plan to keep it dry and safe.

Please continue reading to learn more about Hale Built's Encapsulation services offered to the state of New Jersey!

Encapsulating Crawl Spaces in NJ

The coastal areas of New Jersey have distinct geological conditions that make crawl space repair one of Hale Built's specialties. For example, many South Atlantic homes don't have basements; instead, crawl spaces provide the invaluable storage area that homes often require.

As house raisers, we have gained an expert understanding of the geological and environmental nuances that compromise crawl spaces and foundations. Hale Built Group proudly offers crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing as a natural complement to our core services. Some of the waterproofing and encapsulation services that we offer include the following:

  1. Moisture Remediation
  2. Drainage Correction
  3. Sump Pump Installation
  4. Dehumidifier Installation
  5. Crawl Space Insulation
  6. Vapor Barrier Installation

These systems help achieve a sealed crawl space that benefits your entire home -- from the foundation to between walls and attics. That's why it's worth investing time in researching which crawl space encapsulation system best suits your needs, budget, and home!

Call us today to discuss options for waterproofing and encapsulating your crawl space.

The Crawl Space & Basement Encapsulation Process

Crawl space and basement encapsulation are ideal to protect against moisture, prevent mold, and mitigate potential allergens. This comprehensive process can help maintain a healthy living environment in your home and avoid future costly repairs.

First, our experienced contractors will inspect the area for any existing damage or damages that are likely to occur in the future due to external factors like temperature, water infiltration, etc.

Once we have identified any hazards and completed necessary repairs, we will use insulation materials specific to your region to line the walls of your crawl space or basement.

We'll also install a heavy-duty vapor barrier to help keep high humidity levels out of your home and create an airtight seal along all seams and edges.

This includes all surfaces, which may involve the need to cover or redirect crawl space vents to accommodate an encapsulation. Finally, our team will double-check every inch of work to ensure everything looks fantastic!

What is a Vapor Barrier?

A vapor barrier is a material that resists diffusion and is used when lining a room to prevent moisture and pests from entering the crawl space. In addition, this barrier helps to keep the crawl space air clean, dry, and climate-controlled, no matter the season. Naturally, vapor barriers are made of vapor-retardant materials such as aluminum foil, vapor-retardant paint, sheets of glass, metal or plywood, metalized film, and more.

The thin membrane of a vapor barrier acts as a shield against moisture, keeping it away from the insulated area. In colder climates, one should place the vapor barrier against the interior wall surface to prevent the walls from becoming damp. In comparison, it must be installed on the exterior wall surface in warmer temperatures as a defense against condensation. Installing efficient and reliable vapor barriers requires expertise – professional contractors like ours have the know-how and experience to know when, where, and how to install them, ensuring that your building remains safe and secure for many years.

Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation in NJ

Encapsulation has several advantages, one of which is that it will not only keep pests out of your crawl space but also minimize the amount of moisture in the air, encouraging bacterial and mold growth.

One encapsulation job can make any crawl space livable, adding more usable storage space and increasing the value of a home.

Another plus is that as an encapsulated crawl space becomes airtight, the air becomes climate-controlled, making it easier to warm and cool your home in the winter and summer, respectively.

As your home's HVAC system needs to work less to change the air temp of an airtight climate-controlled crawl space, your entire home's temperature control may effectively increase, therefore saving more energy and money.

Last, the air being pushed through your home will have little to no bacteria or pollutants, giving you cleaner, healthier air to breathe.

Drawbacks of Crawl Space Encapsulation in NJ

Although encapsulation has a lot of benefits, there are certain disadvantages to consider. An unsurprising con is the project's cost, which can become more expensive as time progresses. Wiring or plumbing running through a crawl space can be one such cost. In addition, the cost of rerouting or removing utilities can add up if changes are required before construction continues on the crawl space.

While rerouting utilities, another possible issue is the potential rerouting of a home's HVAC (heating, ventilation, & air conditioning) system. Depending on the HVAC systems installation and routing through your home, the air circulation may be less efficient with a sealed-off crawl space. If you experience a decrease in your home air conditioning, upgrading your system would be the most logical, though potentially pricier, solution.

The Average Crawlspace Encapsulation Cost in NJ

When looking at the cost of crawl space encapsulation, it's best to first think about cost per square foot, as prices may vary depending on the encapsulation job's size, scope, and location. When considering the average crawlspace encapsulation cost per square foot, factors such as surface area should also be considered when researching to get the most accurate estimate.

The square feet rate depends on factors like the surface area of your property, climate, and material choices, such as spray foam insulation. Since spray foam insulation is often thought to provide the most effective coverage for crawl space encapsulation, costs are usually higher than other methods.

As for general estimates, the cost of crawl space encapsulation in the U.S. can vary depending on the specific project. There is a wide range of prices, with some encapsulation starting at a lower price point and more extensive projects reaching higher average costs.

Please note that these costs cover the encapsulation process itself and do not include any additional charges that might occur after installation. To better understand the factors that influence the crawlspace encapsulation cost, it's recommended to consult with a trusted contractor and conduct thorough research on local cost averages.

Certified Crawl Space Encapsulation: Transforming Neglect into Security

Elevate your property's protection with Hale Built Group's certified crawl space encapsulation service. As a certified Home Improvement Contractor (HIC), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), we specialize in safeguarding your home's structural integrity by addressing moisture issues and pest infestations in the often overlooked crawl space. Our comprehensive solutions ensure a healthier living environment and enhanced property value. Experience the transformative impact of our certified expertise in crawl space encapsulation today.

Get an Estimate on Encapsulation Services in NJ

Concerned about moisture in your crawl space, foundation decay, or looking to boost your home's energy efficiency? If a sump pump system isn't meeting your needs, Hale Built Group is here to help.

Our crawl space encapsulation services offer a seamless solution to protect and enhance your property, whether it's residential, commercial, municipal, or industrial.

With our professional team, expect reduced moisture, minimized decay, lower total costs for energy, and improved air quality in your home.

Call Hale Built today, and let us help you create a dry, comfortable, and energy-efficient home!

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Founded by veterans, the Hale family of companies has been a leading foundation repair company in New Jersey since 1946. We pride ourselves on maintaining a family-oriented company that hires local crew members and former service members. 

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