Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation
Have you been smelling something a little "funky" in the house and can't locate the source of the odor? It could be coming from your crawl space. You see, all the air in the crawl space eventually ends up in your living area. If mold or mildew are growing in the crawl space due to moisture, you could be at risk for several serious problems: breathing problems, worsening allergy problems, structural damage to your floor joists, and sweating ductwork that is inefficient and costs you more money on heating and cooling bills.
Water-Tight and Air-Tight
Installing a crawl space moisture barrier is one way to solve or prevent these problems. A basic vapor barrier installation covers the ground, which may be good enough for your situation. A deluxe vapor barrier is similar except it is attached to the walls one block high from the ground. This additional sealing goes further to help block moisture. A properly sealed floor in the crawl space under a house does not allow warm, humid air to enter the space from the ground, and this will also help you keep your home free from pollutants and toxins. With every crawl space moisture barrier we install, we also install a new door in the crawl space to make that opening air-tight and water-tight.
Sometimes it is necessary to seal the entire crawl space. This is called crawl space encapsulation and it is the ultimate way to seal your crawl space. Learn more about this technique.