Crawl spaces can be a hassle for the residents of a house. Crawl space can inhabit several filthy pests and rodents while accumulating fungus, mildew and various other foul hazards. Exposed and dirt-filled crawl space is hazardous for the house, whereas a concrete crawl space can limit these infestations. With Rat Slab, customers receive a clean crawl space, free of any nasty health hazards. The company holds expertise in making the crawl space a better and cleaner part of the house. RatSlab has also come up with a comprehensive guide, which provides a step-by-step pathway to the crawl space encapsulation. This guide also discusses two types of encapsulation, concrete and plastic.
Encapsulating a crawl space means completely closing a crawl space. This practice gets rid of any problems caused by the crawl space. Closing off a crawl space has many benefits. These benefits include riddance of mold, pests and rodents, reduced costs of maintenance and secured crawl space. Moreover, an encapsulated crawl space also improves the indoor air quality and provides a cozy environment in winters.
When it comes to encapsulating crawl spaces, there are generally two best approaches. One of them is using plastic, which involves a Polyethylene Barrier and the second approach is to use concrete or the RatSlab method. The initial few steps in both these approaches are common which involve basic cleaning of the crawl space. After cleaning up the crawl space, the ground should be brought to level, if it is uneven. After that, a proper drainage system is installed, if necessary. This drainage system includes installing a sump pump.
The plastic-specific step involves installing plastic (high-density Polyethylene) on the walls and ground. The plastic covering up the ground should be denser than the plastic on the walls. Moreover, larger pieces of plastic should be cut out so that the plastic doesn’t fall short of the required amount. And if the plastic is excessive, it can be overlapped.
The concrete-specific part of encapsulating a crawl space consists of two steps. The first one is to install a Vapor Barrier. This Vapor Barrier is installed on the ground, walls and ceiling to prevent water damage. Finally, the ground is covered with a thick layer of concrete. This concrete layer sits on top of the Vapor Barrier.
RatSlab provides solutions to crawl spaces, be it residential or commercial properties. With a highly-skilled workforce and years of working experience, RatSlab makes sure to provide the customers with a clean, safe and chemical-free solution to their crawl space problems. Get rid of pests, rodents, mould and fungus in the crawl space by letting the professionals at RatSlab handle the task.