What IS Crawl Space Encapsulation? A Guide By Frank's Basement Systems:

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Encapsulated crawl space, with insulation.

Your home is your sanctuary, and every part of it should contribute to a healthy, comfortable living environment. However, many homeowners often neglect their crawl spaces, which can lead to a host of problems that affect the entire house. Frank's Basement Systems is here to shed light on crawl space encapsulation, a solution that can transform your home and improve your quality of life.

Symptoms of a Crawl Space Problem:

Before diving into the benefits of crawl space encapsulation, let's identify some common symptoms of crawl space issues. If you notice any of the following problems in your home, it may be time to consider encapsulating your crawl space:

  1. Wall Cracks: Cracks in your walls can be a sign of structural issues caused by moisture in your crawl space. When moisture levels rise, it can affect the integrity of your home's foundation, resulting in visible damage inside your living spaces.

  2. Uneven Floors: Unexplained unevenness or sagging in your floors is often a telltale sign of crawl space problems. Excess moisture can weaken floor joists and lead to uneven surfaces throughout your home.

  3. Odors in the Home: If you've noticed unpleasant, musty odors in your home, your crawl space could be to blame. Mold, mildew, and rot thrive in damp conditions, and their odors can permeate your living areas.

  4. Heightened Allergies or Asthma Symptoms: Excess moisture in your crawl space can promote the growth of mold and allergenic particles, which may exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms for you and your family.

The Solution: Crawl Space Encapsulation!

Now that you're aware of the symptoms, it's time to explore the solution – crawl space encapsulation. At Frank's Basement Systems, we specialize in resolving crawl space problems of all types. Our encapsulation system is designed to provide comprehensive moisture control and several other benefits for your home.

Our Vapor Barrier System: CleanSpace

Our signature CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system is a multi-step process that ensures your crawl space is a dry, clean, and energy-efficient area. Here's how it works:

  1. Vapor Barrier Installation: We begin by installing a high-quality vapor barrier, CleanSpace, which acts as a protective shield against moisture. This barrier not only prevents moisture from entering your crawl space but also reflects heat back into your home, saving you money on utility bills.

  2. Sealing and Insulation: We seal vents and any gaps in your crawl space to prevent outside air and moisture from infiltrating. Proper insulation ensures that your crawl space remains at a consistent temperature, reducing the strain on your HVAC system.

  3. Dehumidification: Our crawl space encapsulation system can include an energy-efficient dehumidifier to maintain ideal humidity levels, preventing mold and mildew growth.

  4. Drainage and Sump Pump: In case of water infiltration, our system can also include drainage channels and a sump pump to effectively remove excess water.

The Advantages to our System:

Choosing Frank's Basement Systems for crawl space encapsulation comes with numerous advantages:

  1. Fast, Clean Installation: Our experienced professionals will complete the encapsulation process efficiently and with minimal disruption to your daily life.

  2. Patented, Warrantied Products: We use top-quality products that are patented and backed by warranties, giving you peace of mind in the longevity of your investment.

  3. Save Money On Utility Bills: By preventing heat loss and regulating humidity, you can expect significant savings on your energy bills.

  4. Gain Storage Space: Once your crawl space is encapsulated, it becomes a clean and dry storage area, increasing the usable space in your home.


Crawl space encapsulation is a valuable investment that can significantly improve the overall health and efficiency of your home. If you're experiencing any of the symptoms of crawl space issues, don't hesitate to contact Frank's Basement Systems. We have the expertise and products to transform your crawl space and make your home a more comfortable and enjoyable place to live!


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