Crawl Space Vapor Barrier & Encapsulation in Staten Island, NY & New Jersey

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems Installed in NJ, Staten Island, NY & Nearby

The time to protect your home from the dangers of a damp crawl space is now! A CrawlShield Crawl Space Encapsulation System installed by Scaldino Basement Solutions will stop mold, rot & structural decay in its tracks while also improving your indoor air. By helping prevent mold spores and radon gas from invading your living areas, — it also keeps freezing or hot and humid air from the outside from getting into the crawl space, which saves you money on heating and cooling costs too! Other crawl space problems successfully addressed by a crawl space encapsulation system includes:

  • Mold, dry rot & structural decay
  • Bouncy or sagging floors
  • Cold floors during the winter
  • Uneven temperatures and discomfort around the house
  • Pests and wildlife intrusion

A Crawl Space Encapsulation System is the science-backed way to solve and prevent all of these problems.

The Problem with Crawl Space Vents in NJ & Staten Island NY

The old-fashioned way to build and treat crawl spaces is not only inefficient, it is harmful as well. Building science has concluded that crawl space vents used as treatment for moisture in your home’s foundation can be either causing damage or making them worse!

Through crawl space vents, humid outside air is allowed in and difference in temperature will cause condensation. Water will soak wood beams or joists creating favorable conditions for mold growth, dry rot and structural decay. The soft wet wood is also particularly attractive to termites, carpenter ants and other pests.

If you have HVAC ducts running in the crawl space, the freezing air coming in through the vents will cool the air in the ducts before it reaches the living areas, and in the summer, the hot air will heat up the air in the ducts. As a result your HVAC system will work much harder to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills will be significantly higher.

Level 2 Healthy Crawl Space Protection:

CrawlShield™ Encapsulation System, the Ultimate Solution for Healthier New Jersey Crawl Spaces

  • Completely isolates the crawl space from all sources of moisture.
  • Serves as a deterrent for pests and wildlife
  • Prevents radon gas from ascending into the crawl.
  • Helps lower energy bills
  • Strong tear resistant, 16-mil thick liner
  • Quality Product Made in USA
  • Class A Fire Rated

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Crawl Space Encapsulation FAQs for the NJ & Staten Island Areas

Why is the floor above the crawl space sagging, bouncy or creaking?

Bouncy, sagging, and creaking floors above a crawl space are a sign that the floor structures are being weakened or compromised by excessive moisture in the crawl space. Untreated, this moisture can lead to mold, dry rot and compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Can my vented crawl space be the cause of my high energy bills?

Vented crawl spaces are notorious for being a source of energy waste year-round, especially if you have HVAC ducts running through them. During the summer, the cool air running through ducts housed in a hot crawl space start to gain temperature before it reaches the rooms. During the winter, the hot air in the ducts will cool down in the freezing crawl space. Your HVAC will be working harder than it should all year, just to keep your home comfortable.

Why are the floors above the crawl space so cold during the winter?

Freezing air from the outside is constantly being sucked in through the vents, and then moving upwards through the floors, making them cold to the touch, and often causing cold drafts that make the entire indoor space uncomfortable and hard to heat.

What is the best way to insulate the crawl space?

For many years, contractors and DIYers alike have been insulating vented crawl spaces by applying fiberglass batts between the floor joists. That can be a costly mistake. Fiberglass does not air seal the floor. Air can still pass through. To make matters worse, it is also known to soak moisture like a sponge, support mold growth and fall apart due to the weight of the moisture.

Building scientists recommend that homeowners encapsulate and seal the crawl space to completely isolate it from groundwater and outside humidity, before installing any type of insulation. Depending on where you live, you might not need insulation at all once the crawl space is sealed.

What is the best type of insulation for a crawl space?

Crawl spaces are very prone to moisture and related problems. For that reason, they should be encapsulated and sealed prior to insulation. As for the best insulation materials, choose those that are impervious to moisture and mold, such as rigid foam board or closed-cell spray foam. Fiberglass is the worst possible choice.

iBasement Systems & Crawl Space Systems Certificates

The iBasement Systems and Crawl Space Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!

We offer 6 levels of iBasement Certificate, and 5 levels Crawl Space Systems Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.

Steps towards a healthy basement and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

Steps towards a healthy crawl space and a Nationally Backed Warranty.

All of our Healthy Basement / Crawl Space Contractors are trained and certified.

Scaldino Basement Solutions Accreditations

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Home Advisor Screened & Approved

Better Business Bureau Rating A+ -4th year as a Best Pick!

Service Area

Scaldino Basement Solutions offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repairs. We offer the following services in your area, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, sump pump installation and service, basement crack repair, vapor barriers and moisture control.