How Much Value Does an Encapsulated Crawl Space Add to Your Home?

Crawl spaces are out of sight and mostly out of mind. But if you're considering a home improvement project for your Maryland home that delivers value, consider crawl space encapsulation. Even if your crawl space doesn’t have obvious problems like standing water, this area under your home may be the cause of certain home health, and energy loss issues. 

What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

If you’ve ever ventured under your home, you’ve probably discovered years of debris, dirt, muck, and maybe some standing water. What an encapsulation by Total Home Performance entails starts out with removing all debris from the crawl space. Once cleaned out, our team gets to work laying down a high-performance vapor barrier to waterproof the area, followed by air sealing and adding insulation to the foundation walls. To mitigate water issues, French drains, sump pumps, and/or dehumidifiers may be installed for further protection against gathering moisture; overall creating a healthier home for you and your family. 

Sometimes the Best Upgrades Are Not Aesthetic

A crawl space encapsulation may not be as visually appealing as a new kitchen or replacing hardwood floors, but the benefits of this project are invaluable. Untreated, damp crawl spaces can be the source of poor indoor air quality, higher energy bills, and structural damage caused by mold and rot. 

Healthy Indoor Air Quality is Appealing to Buyers

One of the immediate benefits of crawl space encapsulation is eliminating water and moisture under your home. When left untreated, crawl space moisture can seep up into your living areas and create damp musty smells. Excess moisture from the crawl space can affect your indoor air quality by enabling mold growth, not to mention the other allergens from critters, dust, and outside air that can also circulate up into your home from the crawl space. More and more new home buyers understand the value of indoor air quality and are willing to pay more for a healthier home!

Boosted Energy Efficiency Attracts Interest

Crawl space encapsulation can also boost your home’s energy efficiency and save you money. With today's fuel pricing uncertainty, lower heating and cooling costs are a major selling point for homebuyers. Like other air sealing and insulation upgrades, encapsulation keeps outside air from seeping in and costly conditioned air from leaking out. Overall, your heating and cooling systems will get much less wear and tear when the inside temperatures are more even and they won't need to run all the time. 

Qualify for Valuable Incentives and Rebates

Crawl space encapsulation, along with other home performance upgrades, qualify for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR rebates of up to $7,500. As one of the only contractors in the Eastern Shore and Anne Arundel County area who can help you qualify for these crawl space encapsulation rebates, Total Home Performance has the experience and skills you need to cut the costs for upgrades.

What Added Value Can Crawl Space Encapsulation Add?

With improved indoor air quality, increased energy efficiency, and protection from moisture damage, homes with a crawl space encapsulation can have a real pricing advantage over homes with damp, dirty crawl spaces. When you add it all up, including valuable tax incentives and rebates, encapsulating your crawl space is definitely worth it!

Find out how your Eastern Shore home could benefit from crawl space encapsulation. Call (410) 822-1390 or contact us online to learn more.

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