Crawlspace Encapsulation Cost In Atlanta
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If you are a first time homeowner or this is the first time you've ever dealt with a damaged crawlspace, don't get too stressed out about what you're dealing with. Yes, it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, but remember that millions of homes across the country are Encapsulated every single year. It's an unfortunate problem to have, but for those of us that have chosen to live here in the beautiful state of Georgia, and specifically the greater Atlanta area, water in your crawl space is something that just happens.
As a crawlspace repair company, our process is very systematized and simple for you the homeowner. The first step is to get a free crawlspace repair estimate. Over the years we've had more than one adamant home owner call us and demand pricing over the phone. We understand your frustration as a homeowner of not being able to get immediate "ball park pricing." At the same time, you have to understand and be empathetic to the fact that without us taking a look at the damaged area, we won't have any idea of what kind of costs are going to be associated. For example if you have standing water in your crawl space, but no apparent mold we may be able to offer you a water removal service, install a dehumidifier, and call it good. On the other hand, if you have a musky smell of mold or you can visibly see mold we've probably got a lot more work cut out for ourselves.
The crawlspace encapsulation process involves the following:
Of course depending on the damage and your situation, we may or may not have to perform all of those steps and services, but it usually is the case for those crawl spaces that have reached the point that mold (especially yellow mold) has begun to grow.
With all of that said, the first and best step to take if you aren't sure how serious the damage is in your crawl space is to call us at 770-637-0939 for a free crawl space repair estimate. If you want the doctor to give you a prescription, you first have to go to the doctor to let he or she diagnose the health issues you are dealing with.
If you have any interest in learning the why behind all of this, in the sections below we are going to go more in depth in the benefits of encapsulating your crawlspace. With 12 years experience, we've learned that trying to sell the unsellable is a waste of time for both parties. Our goal isn't to try and convince those that don't think it's important to encapsulate their crawlspace, but rather for those that know it's important and necessary. We also want to talk about why this problem for those of us living here in the greater Atlanta area more than it is for those living in states like Arizona or Utah.
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Benefits of an Encapsulated Crawlspace
Apart from the obvious fact that a crawlspace that has not yet been encapsulated can often mean water, mold, and damage to your home, there are other less-obvious reasons for encapsulating your crawl space that you may not have ever given any thought. As we've mentioned before on this website we aren't here to convince you that you need to encapsulate or do an improvement to that area of your home. It's a waste of time to try and sell the unsellable, but the mere fact that you are reading this right now is evidence that you have given this some real thought.
Let's start by thinking about this from a long-sighted perspective. Unless you plan on dying in the home you are in, there will come a time when you decide to sell it and move to another home. We want to be clear on this one and let you know that we receive calls every single day from real estate agents and homeowners requesting information on what should be done with their damaged crawl space before they sell their home. Typically the crawl space is the last place homeowners think about when they are getting ready to sell their home. Oftentimes an interested buyer will come in and walk through the home and with the help of his or her real estate agent will go and inspect the crawlspace. Ordinarily, a homeowner wouldn't even have the thought to inspect such an area, but a seasoned and experienced real estate agent will. More often than one would think, there is standing water, visible yellow mold, or a moldy smell that would knock down a full grown man. These signs of damage lead to further inspection which then leads to doubt which ultimately leads to an offer not being made on the home. In a panic, the homeowner or agent will call ATL Crawlspace and ask if we can come out immediately and give them a quote on fixing and repairing their crawlspace.
The moral of the story is that proactively encapsulating your crawlspace can help you remove the possibility of a lot of potential brain damage and stress down the road when you decide to sell. Remember, we live in Atlanta, Georgia or for those of you that live in the metro, you live close to it. Atlanta is hot. Atlanta is humid. Atlanta gets a lot of rain and a lot of sun. As a result of all of these factors, condensation happens on a big scale and crawlspace problems will inevitably happen. We chose to live here, now we have to be proactive and deal with the bad that comes with all the good.
The worst position to be in is the defensive one. Waiting for something to happen and then planning on how you are going to react is the worst position to be in and the most stressful way of life. Nothing will give you confidence and allow you to live stress-free like taking control and dealing with issues before they ever rear their ugly head.
Cheap Crawlspace Encapsulation
We are all cheap by nature. No one likes to spend money they don't have to spend and we all want the very best deal on everything we buy. Even when we are in the market and shopping for something that's a luxury we want the very best deal, much less when we have to make a purchase or spend money on something that is out of our control. No one chooses or wants to spend their hard earned money encapsulating their crawl space. That's never anyone's plan or desired outcome. A wet or damaged crawl space is something that happens and is out of our control.
We've got a couple of tips and ideas for those that are looking for cheap and affordable crawl space repair. The first thing that needs to happen for you to get the very best deal on your encapsulation is you need to do your homework and do it well. The best way to protect yourself from getting overcharged or taken advantage of is to know your stuff and in this case your crawlspace stuff. Go online and search for questions that you may have about the encapsulation process. Research how to encapsulate a crawlspace in Atlanta and read articles or watch YouTube videos about how to properly repair a damaged or wet crawlspace. Just because you don't plan on doing the service yourself doesn't mean you shouldn't know exactly what is going to be done.
What we see from time to time while giving free crawlspace repair estimates is a lot of confused and frustrated homeowners. After getting two bids from crawl space contractors, homeowners don't know who to believe or what to do when the bids vary so greatly. Doing your homework will eliminate all of this confusion and allow you to call someone out that is trying to overprice a particular crawlspace service or offer you one you don't really need.
Our next tip is to get as many free quotes as you possibly have time for. Sure they are free, but ultimately you still have to meet with the professional, go over pricing and listen to the sales pitch. No one likes doing any of those activities, but we've found that there's safety and truth in numbers. What we mean by that the more quotes you get, the easier it will be to sniff out the scammer. If you get a free estimate from two crawlspace repair contractors and they aren't even close to the same amount, how will you know which of the companies is a scam? If you invest the time however and call five crawl space encapsulation contractors, it is pretty likely that you will have 4 of those estimates coming back looking the same which will make it easy to spot the outlier and not get taken advantage of.
With all this said, keep in mind that there's a reason the saying "you get what you pay for" is still overused today. It's true and unfortunately repairing your crawlspace isn't cheap.