Dirt Crawlspace - typical smell
I currently have 9 mil black plastic covering about 99% of my dirt crawlspace and open vents in a humid climate. The dirt underneith the plastic now smells terrible. I have tried to get someone from the "encapsulation" business to come out & give me an estimate as I dont have any idea what that cost runs. Since apparently they dont need the work, I am considering doing this myself. Question is can I get the same result if I cover the crawlspace walls with a similar plastic and seal the plastic on top the existing plastic on the floor & seal the plastic twds the top of the block walls (leaving a few inches on top uncovered for inspections)& sealing the supports & pipes. Completely sealing the vents and access door and then adding a dehumidifier running the drain hose out of the crawlspace. (Sealing with some type of construction adheasive in a caulk gun).
My concern is reading some posts on another forum is- some people did not notice much smell improvements.
What opinions do yall have here.. Thanks..