• Dade City Renovation - Crawlspace Encapsulation

Crawlspace Encapsulation

One of the disadvantages of remodeling an existing home vs. building a new custom home is that with a remodel you aren’t working with the home features you want; instead, you get to work with what you’ve got.

I am a not fan of crawlspaces because they violate many basic principles of modern building science and building envelope management. However, our Dade City remodel project has a crawlspace, and thus we need to work with a crawlspace.

The solution for this renovation was a complete crawlspace encapsulation. In short, the entire crawlspace is sealed and becomes part of the living space of the home. No more water, moisture, humidity, smelly air, dirt, bugs, animals, or the like. Instead the crawlspace becomes a beautifully clean and dry space.

Once complete we will share more information about the details of this encapsulation and how we ensure the encapsulation is a success.

If you want to build a custom home then nine times out of ten I will recommend building on a backfilled stem-wall (especially in the Dade City area where most building lots are not flat) but if you need a remodeling contractor and you have a crawlspace I will recommend encapsulation ten times out of ten!

Dade City Renovation - Crawlspace Encapsulation

Dade City Renovation – Crawlspace Encapsulation

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Remodeling & Renovations|

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We are a custom home builder based out of the Dade City area in Pasco County. We work throughout Tampa Bay, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Pinellas county and specialize in custom new home construction, and large-scale renovations. With 20 years of experience as a home builder in Tampa Bay, we can custom design and build every detail of your new home from start to finish; or if you prefer, we can partner with your architect and/or interior designer to build your new home. In addition, we are a green certified home builder and have the experience to ensure your home is not only beautiful, but built on a foundation of the most current building science. For more information, visit us at CharterBayHomes.com or call (813) 357-9030. Charter Bay Home Builders (CBC1255041)