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Damp Crawl Spaces are No Match for Our Vapor Barriers.

Your team at Crawl Space Encapsulation Richmond, VA have just the thing.

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.

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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.

Is There Too Much Moisture in Your Crawl Space?

Check out these common signs of a damp crawl space & then give us a call for a vapor barrier installation!

Standing
Water

Standing water in your crawl space can lead to mold and mildew growth which can become the cause of rot and structural damage in addition to being a potential health hazard.

Sloped or Sagging
Floors

It’s a serious problem when your floors start to feel uneven, sloping or bouncy. You need to act fast when your hardwood floors are being affected by lingering moisture.

High Indoor
Humidity Levels

Humidity is one of the most damaging issues you can have in your home as it causes mold, mildew and weakened floor joists.

Mold &
Mildew

Crawl spaces are prime suspects in attracting moisture through the ground or concrete foundation, meaning if you notice growing mold or lingering moisture on the walls, this is a good indication that the problem is more significant than you may have first thought.

Increased
Electricity Bills

An increase in energy bills may be due to inadequate insulation. If the air in your home is too humid, the HVAC system has to work overtime to cool and heat it.

Musty
Odors

If you’ve noticed a bad, lingering smell and can’t identify the source, it may be moisture, standing water or decaying debris and pests.

By choosing to install a vapor barrier, you’ve chosen a great crawl space solution.

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.

One of our highest values is service.

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.

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