SERVPRO Provides a Permanent Solution to Water Damage with Crawlspace Encapsulation

The average annual rainfall in Mid-Tennessee is approximately 50 inches per year. Surprisingly, the renowned rainy city of Seattle receives just 37 inches of rain in a year. Tennessee can be a wet place, especially during the spring and summer months, and this year has been no exception.

Crawlspace Encapsulation in your Mt. Juliet home can be the answer to ending chronic pooling water problems and ongoing water damage and muddy conditions to your home. Reducing excess humidity can also improve your IAQ indoor air quality. Who doesn’t want to lower their electric bill by as much as 18%?

There can be a number of reasons that moisture accumulation and standing water appear under a home. Condensation from poorly insulated air condition ducting is a frequent cause. Because of typically inadequate drainage and with virtually no air movement, the rate of evaporation is suppressed, so once moisture enters the space, it remains there. Adding a stationary dehumidifier, like the one shown in the accompanying photo redirects water vapor from the enclosed area. SERVPRO can mitigate water damage and help to prevent it with the additional protections. The 12-mil CrawlGuard liner stymies the penetration of ground water and dampness from entering the crawlspace.

The high summer temperatures and humidity and lack of sunlight combine to provide the perfect conducive condition for mold proliferation, termite activity, along with other unwanted microbial growth. Over time these organisms can destroy the structural elements of your home, and create potential health hazards in your living space.

As illustrated in this video, SERVPRO has provided Crawlspace Encapsulation as a long term solution to help in the prevention of water damaging events. This service is a comprehensive approach to resolving the drainage, leakage, and penetration problems in a subterranean environment. As viewed in the video, Crawlspace Encapsulation helps prevent water intrusion into the enclosure of the subflooring from outside and almost immediately removes any moisture generated from within a crawlspace. It also provides a barrier against moisture migration into the building materials and the living space of your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Wilson County today for a no charge evaluation and an estimate at for this great service. We are a full-service mold remediation, fire and smoke restoration company with highly skilled technicians. We offer re-construction post water damage and many options to protect the underpinnings of your home. (615) 449-5000