The act of increasing a home’s value is usually associated with the more obvious improvements, such as, renovating your kitchen or updating your bathroom fixtures. But did you know that one of the best ways to improve your home value is something that you technically can’t even see?
Crawl space encapsulation adds some serious value to your home, and the following steps will guide you toward that goal.
What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation?
Crawl space encapsulation is the process of effectively sealing or blocking off your crawl space from your home and the outside world. Many newer homes are designed with encapsulated crawl spaces, but older homes have outdated crawl space practices, which leave gaps and vents in between the crawl space, the home, and the world outside.
How Does it Increase Your Home Value?
Crawl space encapsulation can noticeably improve your home’s value for many reasons. Encapsulation your crawl space adds many practical and health related benefits to your home, thanks to the benefits of having an encapsulated crawl space.
These benefits include:
- Significantly lower chance of pest infestation. Traditional crawl spaces are attractive to pests such as insects, rodents, and even snakes and larger wild animals. An encapsulated crawl space will prevent these pests and animals from getting inside, which all but eliminates the possibility of your house becoming “home” to these pests.
- Reduces drafts and heating/cooling leaks. With a traditional crawl space, you will notice drafts during colder weather, thanks to the gaps in the crawl space which allow for cold air to come in. In addition to this, a non-encapsulated crawl space will allow your heating and cooling to leak out through the space. With an encapsulated crawl space, everything stays where it should be–out or in. This improves your home’s energy efficiency, which is something buyers definitely appreciate.
- Eliminates mold and fungi growth. Traditional crawl spaces can become breeding grounds for mold, fungi and even bacteria which can ultimately harm the health of you, your family and even animals living inside your home. An encapsulated crawl space will prevent mold and other unwanted growth from developing, which is a definite plus for any homeowner.
- More comfortable home. An encapsulated crawl space will keep the home at a comfortable temperature all year round. With traditional crawl spaces, floors can become cold and uncomfortable to walk on and the home can even be humid and muggy in the summer months. An encapsulated space will eliminate these problems.
If you want to increase your home value for a future sale—whether you want to sell now, or sometime in the future—then contact Pro Restoration to have your crawl space upgraded today.
This is one home renovation you don’t want to overlook.