Professionally Installed - Free Inspection - Save Thousands vs. Encapsulation
How much time do you spend in the crawl space? Chances are you've never been in there or maybe just to do small plumbing repairs. Most home owners call when damage has reached the interior of the home in the form of cupping hard wood flooring, sagging floors, inoperable or sticking doors and cracks in drywall and the overall repair plan is now at extremely expensive. Floor supports, sanding or refinishing hardwood flooring, repairing and painting drywall, etc.
Encapsulation was designed to solve crawl space moisture issues using thick polyethylene liners, dehumidifiers and drainage systems and we agree the right encapsulation install can work over time to solve the problem. However, the associated costs can put encapsulation out of reach for many and less often is encapsulation utilized as a "preventative" measure taken during or soon after construction or anytime before the situation is out of hand.
Watson Seal® LumberKote™ CS was developed from the noble purpose of helping more home owners immediately stop and control moisture related damage in a more cost effective way. Decades of R&D, experience, technology and trials are found in each drop of our sealer and we firmly believe that Watson Seal® is the BEST option available. Within hours of Watson Seal installation, the sealer begins the process of drying out the lumber, stabilizing the moisture content and protecting and preventing future damage.
Building a home or remodeling? Have your contractor contact a WS Authorized Dealer in your area.
It's rare to not find the signs and symptoms elevated or excessive moisture in Southern or Coastal climates, no matter the age of the home or structure. Pro-active home owners that opt for Watson Seal Protection before the issues occur enjoy greater peace-of-mind knowing these expensive repairs, loss of equity and home value aren't coming down the road. Problem prevention is ALWAYS less than the damage.
Have one of our professionals complete a no obligation, thorough inspection to identify the current condition of your crawl space floor framing system with a Watson Seal® Authorized Dealer in your area.
Like many other families experiencing moisture related issues, the Neitzke's discovered their situation was worse than expected.
"The 30 year warranty gave us great peace of mind"
Before home owners decide to list their property for sale, a large effort to prepare the property is made including painting or touch up, cleaning, updating, landscaping, etc.
It takes marketing and time to find a buyer that presents an acceptable offer and contingencies are made, usually dependent upon a Licensed Home Inspection. Think of it this way- when buying a used car, some take it to a trusted mechanic before they purchase. Some don't. You know the story, right?
If high moisture and water intrusion, moisture damage and mold & fungus are reported, buyers can get cold feet. Some if not all will request the seller make the necessary repairs and negotiations can begin on the repairs. If sellers don't have the means, negotiations over the selling price usually occur. Now what's the home's value?
What if the buyer walks away? How much time, effort and $ were spent only to start the process all over again?
Don't just take our word for it, listen to Licensed Realtor Mike Chappel's perspective below and talk to your trusted real estate agent.
Hear from Realtor Mike Chappell about the issues buyers and sellers face when issues are reported in the Home Inspection Report.
"To have an affordabe option...could solve so many problems"
"If the moisture content is high, will this help lower it?" A: Yes! Watson Seal® LumberKote™ CS Space has a "Perm-Rate" once installed and dry, that allows the wood to "dry out" to acceptable levels while protecting it from moisture and the harsh, humid environmental conditions in the crawl space.
"My house is 22 years old and I have some of the damage you talk about. Can this still help me?" A: YES! As long as your wood framing is not deteriorated or rotten, we can install and protect. Your rep will determine any issues or additional steps needed to install or factors that may prevent installation.
"What are V.O.C.'s?" A: V.O.C.'s are "Volatile Organic Compounds" commonly found in many household items like paint, cleansers, dry-cleaning, some plastics, etc. Here's how the EPA describes V.O.C.'s- https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality
"Why can't I buy it and install it myself?" A: Warranty. We back our product with a fully transferable, 30 Year Damage and Limited Lifetime Flooding Manufacturer’s Warranty. To do that, we must ensure proper coverage and install the sealer to the entire floor framing system. Our Authorized Distributors are licensed and insured, established local companies, professionally trained and experienced in working in crawl space environments.
"I plan to sell my home sometime in the near future. Would this help?" A: Absolutely! Obviously, we can't make any guarantees, but many homeowners focus their attention on the interior and curb appeal when preparing to list their home for sale, and usually never bother with the crawl space. Issues are usually raised by the potential buyer's home inspection and sellers can be caught off guard. Being pro-active can lead to fewer surprises. A “Watson Seal® LumberKote™ CS Crawl Space Framing & Subfloor Sealed home let's buyers know the framing system has been protected. The sooner homeowners or investors Watson Seal® the framing, the less structural issues arising from moisture can occur down the road.
The Neitzke's Moisture Content Reading dropped from 19.3% to 11.1% after just a few days. Built 2004