Why offer this service in the first place?
The price to encapsulate a crawl space can vary greatly. Encapsulation can be as low as $1,500 and as high as $15,000.
Studies show that as much as 50% of the air in the upper levels of the home come from the basement or crawl space. The air typically contains high levels of moisture. This moisture causes many odors and allergens. The damp air inside the crawl space could also damage the structure of someone’s home, flooring, furniture, and much more. This makes the importance of air quality control an important issue for homeowners.
Being in the Restoration Industry you are already in the customers home, maybe even drying out their crawl spaces. You are in a position to offer this add-on service. Best way to do it…be knowledgable on the subject. Know why it is a must-have for your customers and how to properly install and maintain the encapsulation.
You have the equipment already on hand and the technicians. Encapsulation services can be scheduled around busy times and be a great service to keep technicians busy during down periods instead of having them “clean the equipment”… again.
Many factors impact the price:
- Number of piers
- Height above or below grade
- Height of perimeter walls
- Complexity of foundation footprint
- Local rates
- Materials Used
- Equipment Installed
Don’t miss out on these margins.
Written By: Mae Fox
Mae has worked in the restoration industry for many years now. She started in accounting and HR. She now works with marketing for Reets Drying Academy and is absolutely rocking it! Mae takes care of our blogging, works with our video department and is in in charge of the email, social media and other message campaigns.