If your crawlspace is experiencing humidity, moisture, or wood rot problems, then installing a crawl space moisture barrier can help. A Virginia Foundation Solutions crawlspace vapor barrier can not only protect your home’s structural integrity and value, but it can also help to reduce your energy bills and even improve your family’s health.
Vapor Barrier Keeps Your Crawlspace Clean and Dry
Isolate your House from the Earth
If you have a dirt crawlspace, you are exposing your home to many risks. This is because an exposed crawlspace floor can cause many problems to your home, its value, and your family’s health. Exposed crawlspaces are prone to moisture problems, because dirt retains moisture from the air. A damp crawl space is a breeding ground for mold, mildew, wood rot, insects, and rodents, which is why it’s vital to protect your crawlspace by installing a vapor barrier. In turn, the vapor barrier also safeguards the floor joists in your crawlspace from future mold damage, and also improves the air quality in your home.
Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Installation: The Virginia Foundation Solutions Way
You might have seen crawlspace vapor barrier materials at your local home improvement store and thought about installing one yourself. Or you might know a handyman who has offered to place a moisture barrier on your crawlspace floor. You may have even already had a foundation repair company provide you with an inspection and quote for vapor barrier installation. Before you decide to go any of these routes, however, we believe it is important for homeowners to be properly educated about how a crawlspace vapor barrier works. This is because you may be throwing money away and not properly solving your dirt crawlspace problem if you choose not to have your crawlspace vapor barrier installed by a reputable crawlspace expert.
At Virginia Foundation Solutions, we have perfected the process of installing crawlspace vapor barriers to ensure that our customers’ homes and families are protected. Proper crawlspace moisture barrier installation requires a very detailed application that not many companies are willing to provide. But, at Virginia Foundation Solutions, we don’t believe in cutting corners. That’s why we only use the highest quality materials installed by extensively trained repair crews. Our vapor barrier material is made of the highest quality, durable material, not thin plastic that easily rips or tears. This is to ensure that your crawlspace moisture barrier is a long-lasting solution.
Also, when a vapor barrier is installed correctly, it needs to reach a certain height up crawlspace walls, depending on the size of your specific crawlspace. It should also be wrapped around crawlspace piers and other obstacles. All seams must be tightly sealed so that no moisture can find their way through. The area should then be double-checked to ensure the barrier is completely covering all required areas. Lastly, all debris and dirt that was produced during the crawlspace vapor barrier installation must be removed in order for the solution to work effectively. Without following these important steps, a crawlspace vapor barrier will not fix your crawlspace moisture problem. That’s why it is so important to hire a reputable contractor to complete your crawlspace vapor barrier installation.
Your Crawlspace: The Most Important Room in Your Home
Many homeowners never or rarely enter their crawlspace, so it makes sense that this room would be one of the most neglected parts of their homes. But did you know that your crawlspace is arguably the most important space in your house? Not only does your crawlspace support your entire property’s structure, but approximately 50% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawlspace! This natural circulation of airflow means that, if your crawlspace has high moisture or humidity, it could be breeding mold that your family are breathing. This can lead to allergy or asthma issues, which damage your family’s health. That is why it is so important to solve your dirt crawlspace’s problems by installing a crawlspace vapor barrier.
Benefits of Installing a Moisture Barrier
- Prevent Moisture and Mold Damage
- Save on Energy Bills
- Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Add Value to the Home
- Deters Insects and Rodents
- Dry out Floor Framing
- Low Maintenance
- Warmer Floors
- Peace of Mind
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