Why Should Greater Atlanta Homeowners Encapsulate, Seal, and Insulate Their Crawl Space?

Put an end to cold floors and moisture in your crawl space

You may only think of your crawl space when you need to grab something out of storage, or if something goes wrong. But, your crawl space plays a large role in your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. And just like any other part of your home, it can be expensive to repair when something needs a fix.

However, with proper care and maintenance way before problems happen, you can stop them from ever coming about in the first place. This saves you money, having to find a contractor at the last minute, and you can improve your comfort and energy efficiency at the same time. Because you prevent mold from growing, you protect your health also. You’ll also enjoy warmer floors and experience fewer drafts blowing throughout your home. It can be one of the wisest investments you make.

At J.R. Bolton Services, our building scientists specialize in repairing and upgrading all types of crawl spaces. Your crawl space may need a vapor barrier, insulation, drainage, sump pumps, structural supports, and much more to be as efficient and resistant to water damage as possible.

We’ve upgraded thousands of crawl spaces across the entire Greater Atlanta area, which includes Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Auburn, Pine Lake, Tucker, Duluth, Roswell, Dacula, and many others.

Most crawl space problems can be easily avoided

Unfortunately, crawl space problems usually happen because of poor building practices and contractors cutting corners to maximize their profit. As evidence mounts, building codes are being phased out so they don’t encourage this kind of behavior. However, that doesn’t solve the current problems you may have.

Outside air disrupts your comfort

With your home, you really want it to be a comfortably controlled environment. Whenever outside air gets in, it almost always causes serious problems. Damp air comes in when it’s wet out. Cold air enters during the winter. Wet air again comes in during the humid Georgia summer.

When hot and humid air enters your home, it condensates (becomes water drops). This condensation then rests on wood and insulation. With fiberglass insulation, wetness causes it to lose much of its insulating qualities. In fact, it falls from your joists eventually.

In the winter, cold air that enters your home through your crawl space passes over your water heater and the various elements of your HVAC system. As a result, both have to work harder to warm your water and home. This of course ruins your efficiency and shoots your utility bills up.

J.R. Bolton installs proven crawl space insulation solutions

We keep an array of patented, award-winning products in our inventory specifically designed by manufacturers to address the issues your crawl space faces. Our experts will install the right improvements that boost your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. We are the local experts for crawl space insulation and air sealing.

Most systems take less than a day to install. We have a solution, protected by a warranty, that fits your home’s crawl space perfectly.

Product combinations that may help you

Our experts may use any of the below product combinations. Which one gets used depends on the conditions present in your crawl space at the time of inspection.

Your crawl space may even need structural supports. You may also need a dehumidifier. Otherwise, your crawl space may need one of the below product combinations:

Basic Crawl Space Encapsulation System

The Basic Crawl Space Encapsulation System includes airtight vent covers, airtight access door, encapsulation liner, and a clear cover for block wall openings.

Benefits

Improved energy efficiency
Enhanced comfort
Mold prevention
Water drainage (with water leakage option only)
25-year warranty
Reduce moisture and humidity
Keeps outside air out

Features

20 mm liner

With Water Leakage Option

12-20 mil (1 mil = 1/1000th of an inch) Encapsulation System Over Floor
Perimeter Drain System (SmartPipe)
Sump Pump System
Optional Battery Backup System
Drainage Matting Creates A Space For Water To Drain
Cast-Iron Sump Pump
Water Alarm Included
Optional Battery Backup Capable Of Pumping 12,000+ Gallons On A Single Charge

Energy-saving crawl space system

While the basic system will save you energy, this energy-saving crawl space system saves you even more. You get an encapsulation liner, insulation, a vapor barrier, and radiant heat barrier.

Without Water Leakage

Benefits

Dramatically reduces heat loss through crawl space walls

Features

12-20 mil encapsulation liner (1 mil = 1/1000th of an inch)
2″ thick insulation with radiant barrier to insulate (R11)

With Water Leakage

Benefits

Eliminates any need to worry about flooding/water damage
Dramatically reduces heat loss through crawl space walls

Features

12-20 mil encapsulation over drainage matting
Drainage matting creates a space for water to drain
2″ Thick R11 radiant barrier on walls
Perimeter drainage system
Sump pump system
Optional battery backup system
Cast-iron sump pump
Optional battery backup capable of pumping 12,000+ gallons on a single charge
Water alarm included

Ultimate Crawl Space Energy Savings

To get max energy savings, our complete package includes durable floor insulation, which is protected by a durable 10 mil vapor barrier so you don’t need to worry about replacing it.

Without Water Leakage

Benefits

Reflective radiant heat barrier to improve your efficiency
Dramatically reduces heat loss through crawl space walls and floor

Features

10 mil encapsulation liner over floor insulation
2″ thick insulation with radiant barrier to insulate (R11)

With Water Leakage

Benefits

Dramatically reduces heat loss from your crawl space walls and floor

Features

12-20 mil encapsulation liner over floor insulation
2″ thick insulation with radiant barrier to insulate (R11)
Drainage matting drains any water that collects in your crawl space
Perimeter drainage system
Sump pump system
Optional battery backup system
Drainage matting creates a space for water to drain
Cast-iron sump pump
Water alarm included
Optional battery backup capable of pumping 12,000+ gallons on a single charge

Get your free crawl space insulation and air sealing service quote today

We offer a free in-house inspection and consultation. Together, we’ll identify a permanent solution for any problems in your crawl space. And, it will be protected by a warranty. You’ll get a free quote that’s easy-to-understand and doesn’t change.

You may also find you want a free home energy audit to discover all the problems harming your home’s comfort and efficiency, including those affecting your crawl space. Just contact J.R. Bolton Services online, or call 770.449.3692 today.

We serve all of Greater Atlanta, including Alpharetta, Norcross, BufordCummingDaculaFlowery Branch, Chestnut Mountain, Commerce, Braselton,  LawrencevilleLilburnSuwanee, and many more cities.

How moisture gets in your home

Air loaded with moisture can easily sneak into your crawl space or basement. Rim joists are just one way. Existing vents that aren’t sealed are another. Once inside your basement or crawl space, air cools and condenses. This moisture can cause mold growth, ruin your fiberglass insulation, or even grow fungus that causes rotting.

Your Warranty Transfers to Any Future Homeowners

Going to sell your home eventually? When your installation is complete, you get a written warranty you can pass on to the next homeowner, which makes your home easier to sell.

Contact us for efficient insulation in your home. Get a Quote Today