It has been said that home is where the heart is; a place to prosper, raise children, and enjoy the fruits of ones labor. On the surface our home truly is our castle. What about what goes one below the surface, in places we can’t see? Over time, many problems can develop. Allergens, insects, and rodents– not to mention moisture and air infiltration– are all possible symptoms of a crawlspace that is not properly sealed. It’s never too late to deal with these issues, and one of the most effective solutions involves a combination of polyurea and spray foam.
To address this problem, homeowners usually bring in contractors to seal off their crawlspaces, which is commonly accomplished by applying adhesive to every seam of the crawlspace and running plastic up the walls, attaching it with wooden slats, glues, or caulking. While this seems like a smart, simple solution for creating a crawlspace barrier, it is really the bare minimum one can do. In all probability, the tape-and-plastic method’s sealing ability is temporary and highly ineffective. This is why ThuroShield advocates a completely seamless encapsulation practice using spray polyurethane foam and polyurea to provide a proper crawlspace seal.