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Crawl Space Encapsulation Nashville TN

We all thrive in the 615…when we don’t wait to encapsulate.

Nashville, TN, is located along the beautiful Cumberland River. That means we have great outdoor dining, parks, and (of course) music. It’s called Music City for a reason! There is a concert going on almost every weekend if you know where to look.

However, the river also brings humidity and a risk of flooding our crawl spaces.

Nashville has an average of 70% humidity, which we all know is much higher in the summer months. The city also has a moderate risk of flooding, meaning it is likely to impact your home over the next few years. Tennessee may be landlocked, but the rivers around Nashville bring an increased risk of water damage underneath our homes.

Zipcodes in the Nashville TN area include: 37201, 37203, 37204, 37205, 37206, 37207, 37208, 37209, 37210, 37211, 37212, 37214, 37215, 37216, 37217, 37218, 37219, 37220, and 37221.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Nashville TN

Homes with crawl spaces make up about 17% of new construction. As the rainy season comes, the rivers rise and can lead to water getting underneath your home. It doesn’t take a hurricane, either. Even smaller amounts of rain over a long period of time can cause backflow and groundwater to flood via the storm drains. This water can build up slowly over time. And even when you think it’s gone, it gets stuck underneath your home causing long-term damage.

Even during a relatively dry season, the humidity in Nashville never gets too low. Any water that might have built up under the home is unlikely to full evaporate and will sit in your crawl space.

Water in the crawl space leads to mold, pests, and even damage to your home.

This is why crawl space encapsulation is so important. Keep the water out from underneath your home rather than risk more costly repairs or long-term damage to your home.

What is Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Crawl Space encapsulation uses a vapor barrier, dehumidifier, vents, and insulation to prevent water damage and mold growth in your crawl space.

Each home will have different needs depending on the size and setup of the crawl space, but the goal is always the same: keep your home safe from pests, damage, and harmful particles entering the air you breathe.

The air in the crawl space enters your home through the floor/subfloor and the HVAC depending on where it is placed. Especially the water vapors (which are created from the water in the crawl space) can invade your home and affect your entire household. This air may contain harmful mold particles or toxins that are small enough to enter your lungs.

If anyone in your household has allergies or asthma, you know the impact a little mold or dust can cause. But when it invades your crawl space, changing the air filters won’t help.

Encapsulation Crawl Space Nashville
Encapsulation Crawl Space Nashville
Encapsulation Crawl Space Nashville

That is where crawl space encapsulation can help keep your household safe and healthy. Crawl space encapsulation seals off the crawl space to external water. This ensures mold cannot grow and pests are not attracted to the space.

In Nashville, we have plenty of pest variations: cockroaches, spiders, ants, mice, and more. All of these pests are just looking for a dark, wet place to call home. Without crawl space encapsulation, underneath your home is Gulch-level prime real estate with no application fee. Don’t invite those pests into your home. Make sure there is a vapor barrier present and the space is dry enough so that pests don’t want to live down there.

Don’t wait until water or pests damage your home to encapsulate your crawl space.

Protect your home with professional veteran crawl space encapsulation.
signs that it’s time to encapsulate your crawl space

How Do I Know If I Need Crawl Space Encapsulation?


The simple answer is that if you have a crawl space, it should be encapsulated and waterproofed. But for some reason, that does not come standard when you build a home.

When you first bought a home here in Nashville, the expenses added up quickly. We at Crawl Space Vets understand. We are homeowners, too. But the damage from crawl space moisture can leave you and your home in a bad situation. Whether it’s living with mold and pests or not being able to live in the home at all, protecting your crawl space from moisture is essential.

You will know when it is time to put crawl space encapsulation at the top of your list when you notice these signs:

  • Allergy Symptoms

    Your allergy or asthma symptoms have gotten worse despite changing the air filters.

  • Foundation Cracks

    You have cracks in the foundation or drywall.

  • Pests

    Pests are infesting your crawl space or home.

  • Mold

    You see signs of mold growth in the crawl space.

  • Wood Rot

    The wood underneath the home has begun to rot.

  • Sagging Floors

    Your floors are sagging on the bottom floor of your home.

  • Musty Smell

    You smell something musty, especially when your home air starts blowing.

Mold is not something anyone wants in their home, let alone their lungs. But mold in the crawl space can make its way into the air you breathe and lead to long-term health issues. Mold in the home can lead to sneezing, coughing, itching, difficulty breathing, headaches, and more. For those who have allergies or asthma, the symptoms can be potentially life-threatening. Symptoms get worse over time and can even be toxic depending on the type of mold.

When it comes to crawl spaces, water is the enemy. And as with any threat, you want it to be removed from the equation. Who better to call into combat than a bunch of veterans? With Crawl Space Vets, you will get just that:

Veterans of the United States Military and of Crawl Space Threat Removal.

What is the Cost of Crawl Space Encapsulation?

Crawl Space encapsulation costs can range between $1500 to $15,000 depending on the amount of damage in the crawl space, size of the crawl space, and cost of materials. That is why we recommend getting your crawl space encapsulated before you have damage.

The question really is: What is the cost of not encapsulating your crawl space?

Answer:  Crawl space encapsulation can save you over $10,000 in damages from water and humidity.

Once there is damage in the crawl space, the cost of encapsulation will need to include repair and mold removal. Otherwise, the encapsulation would only be masking the underlying issue. With the Crawl Space Vets, we get to the front lines of your crawl space issue and make sure you won’t have to worry about it for years to come.

In most Nashville homes, the roof has shingles to protect it from water damage and windows have water-tight seals. You have encapsulated the rest of your home from water. Why should under the home be any different? When it rains, the water settles on the ground, so it makes sense that the crawl space under your home should be as well protected as the rest of your home.

With Crawl Space Vets, you will get military-precision crawl space encapsulation to keep out every pest and drop of water. We take no prisoners. It all must go. Give us a call or complete the booking form to get your free home assessment. We will give you personalized recommendations to match your home’s needs and your budget.