Vapor barriers, or moisture barriers, are a common crawl space solution that can help put a stop to the damp, moldy and mildewy mess it currently is in. Choosing a vapor barrier for your crawl space will help you to save money on other costs like poor air quality, mold and mildew, structural damage, reducing energy costs, keeping pests out and adding more storage space along the way.
Mold, mildew and bacteria significantly impact the quality of air and make breathing conditions poor and are often found in crawl spaces. If you assume that this poor air quality remains in the basement or crawl space, this may not seem like a problem. However, air rises and seeps into the rest of your home, meaning this is not the case. The spores and other contaminants found in mold and mildew are harmful to both people and pets and put all those who live in your home at risk of mold-related illnesses. A common mold-related illness is asthma. Your HVAC system will also work harder as some of your warm or cold air seeps through the crawl space, especially in the hot summer months and cold winter months.
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When installing a vapor barrier, you’ll first need to obtain the correct amount of barrier by calculating the square footage of your crawl space. The crawl space should be free of debris before beginning the process. Make certain the vapor barrier is thick and heavy enough that it doesn’t roll up on itself. It’s important to note that the results aren’t one-and-done because a new barrier will need to be installed every 5-10 years. Although you could do it on your own, you can always call our team of professionals at Crawl Space Encapsulation Richmond, Virginia instead.
We highly value service and will do everything in our power to make certain you have a positive experience when working with our company. There’s nothing more we want than to leave every customer we serve happy with the results of our labor. We treat our clients the same way you’d expect your own mother to be treated — with these standards of service, it’s not hard to imagine that we’re known to go above and beyond. Our team makes sure your standards of satisfaction are met. A vapor barrier inspection will evaluate which of our services is best suited for your crawl space.