Vapor Barrier

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IN NEED OF A VAPOR BARRIER IN YOUR CRAWL SPACE?

It is time to inspect, repair, clean out your crawl space, and dry it out before thinking about installing a new vapor barrier.

WHAT IS A VAPOR BARRIER?

vapor barrier will slow ground moisture from affecting a house sitting above it. This barrier is made of poly and laid down on the ground in your crawl space to trap water from evaporating or condensing. 

BENEFITS OF VAPOR BARRIER INSTALLATION

The vapor barrier is a remedy to a situation that can get out of control if left unchecked.

KEEP MOISTURE OUT

Moisture can potentially cause structural problems. Uncontrolled moisture can cause rot and decay to wood and framing or other materials. Which can end up fostering mold and mildew. Moisture can also cause damage in the crawl space but often goes unnoticed.

REDUCES POTENTIAL FOR STUCTURAL WOOD ROT

One of the most serious problems caused by moisture is mold and mildew. Eliminating mold can be complex and when it comes to fully remediating mold-related problems it can become expensive. Because of minimal light in the crawl space the problem will only go away with preventative measures or remediation.

DISCOURAGES PESTS THAT PREFER WET ENVIRONMENTS

Structural elements of your house such as the joists, posts, and beams are wood. The wood will rot when it comes into contact with water for prolonged periods.

HOLDS OFF MOLD AND MILDEW FROM GROWING

Many types of rodents and animals are drawn to water and can invade your crawl space.

INSTALLING A VAPOR BARRIER IN YOUR CRAWL SPACE

The main reason to install a vapor barrier in your crawl space, is to keep excessive dampness in your crawl space at bay. By doing this, it will defend your home structure against any potential water damage and harmful mold spore growth, which are two things no homeowner ever wants to deal with. A vapor barrier should be known as a necessity and not a luxury. It is necessary to ensure the longevity of your property and the well-being of its inhabitants. Vapor barriers work by blocking any rising damp air, effectively acting as shields against potential water damage and harmful mold growth.  energy efficiency. Insulation will trap pockets of air to slow the movement of heat that is going in and out of your home. 

Benefits of Vapor Barriers

Moisture can be sneakier than you think. It will seep into your home unnoticed, which leads to dampness and high humidity levels which will create the perfect condition for mold grown. 

Mitigate Mold growth

Mold poses a health risk. The mold spores they release can trigger allergies or even lead to respiratory problems. By keeping out the moisture at bay with vapor barriers, you will prevent this problem.

improve energy efficiency

Controlling moisture can improve energy efficiency. By reducing dampness with a vapor barrier, you can help save money on your utility bills.

improve ventilation

Ensure good ventilation in the Crawl Space. The vapor barrier will prevent most water vapor from seeping up into the crawl space, but improving cross ventilation through the crawl space is an important additional method that will prevent any residual moisture from being trapped in the space. Vapor barriers greatly slow the migration of moisture vapor up from the ground, but if you do not have cross ventilation through the space, some moisture can still collect. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Installing a vapor barrier in your home is a way to keep away any moisture-related problems. It will prevent mold growth, maintain structural integrity by keeping the crawl space of your home dry, and improve indoor air quality by controlling humidity levels.

The vapor barrier is a material that is used to prevent water and moisture from entering the crawl space and causing damage to the structure of your home.

Installing a vapor barrier will add another layer of armor to protect against any water damage and mold growth. Vapor barriers will prevent moisture from sneaking into your home which results in damage.

The primary material used for the vapor barrier is polyethylene plastic sheeting. It is a top choice because of its durability and effectiveness against any moisture intrusion.

Your crawl space vapor barrier will work hard to keep the moisture out of your crawl space. It is important to have regular inspections, mend any minor damages, clean your crawl space, check on mold, and hire a professional inspector to save you money on any potential expensive repair costs down the line.

A vapor barrier will maintain structural integrity, improve indoor air quality, boost energy efficiency, mitigate any pest infestations.

Yes, a vapor barrier keeps out moisture which will prevent water damage and mold growth that can threaten the structural integrity of your home.

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