Encapsulation is the process of sealing the crawlspace using a heavy-duty vapor barrier to turn your crawlspace into a clean, dry and usable space.
Insulation: Spray foam and foam board insulation will help seal off any areas that allow hot or cold air to enter the crawlspace. A properly insulated crawlspace has the potential to reduce your energy bills and you may even notice a difference in the temperature of your floors.
Encapsulation & Insulation FAQ
Are encapsulation and waterproofing the same thing?
No, they are not the same thing. Encapsulation is the process of sealing the crawlspace. Waterproofing is the process of ensuring that any water in the crawlspace is channeled to the sump pump so it can be safely evacuated from the crawlspace.
I don’t have water in my crawlspace, do I have to waterproof it?
While we encourage waterproofing in every crawlspace as a precaution, we do not require it. If your crawlspace is dry, you may choose to encapsulate it without waterproofing. In this case, there will be no warranty for waterproofing. Bluebird will not encapsulate any crawlspace that has standing water without waterproofing it first.